Tag: Learning


00:00 on 1 January 1970

This FREE twilight event will focus on effective learning and revision strategies, which are particularly relevant as we move into mock examination season. It is suitable for all school leaders and teachers, whether or not they teach exam classes. This event takes place on Wednesday 28 November from 4.00pm until 5.30pm. Hosted by Blackpool Research […]

Posted on: 10 October 2018
Posted in: Events, Training/CPD
Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

A new generation of researchers

28 September 2018

It’s not often that I envy our sixth form students. Decisions about the future; teenage angst; expected to be simultaneously child and adult; the thought of leaving home and friends to begin the unknown at university and the all-consuming A Level examinations are, thankfully, in my past. EPQ however is an opportunity for our students […]

Posted on: 28 September 2018
Posted in: Blog
Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

Ensuring students don’t clam up in Science

12 September 2018

In the wake of GCSE results this summer , it is timely to revisit one of the more talked about questions as far as the class of 2018 were concerned in Science, the Oyster question!(AQA Biology Paper 2). Why didn’t you teach us about Oysters screams social media in the hours following the exam, the […]

Posted on: 12 September 2018
Posted in: Blog
Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

When do practicals work well in science? A Schools Week Article

10 September 2018

Our Deputy Director of Blackpool Research School has just had an article posted on Schools Week: When do practicals work well in science? Below is a snippet of the article which you can read in full by following the link at the end. Do pupils learn more science when they’re taught in classrooms – with […]

Posted on: 10 September 2018
Posted in: Blog, News
Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Some Summer Reads . . . . My Top Ten Educational Books

29 June 2018

Looking for some inspiration for summer reading? Here, Louise Wareing (research lead) presents her top recommendations. […]

Author: Louise Wareing
Posted on: 29 June 2018
Posted in: Blog
Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Training courses for 2018-19 at Blackpool Research School

00:00 on 1 January 1970

Our training courses for next year are based around common themes that have come up through our discussions with teachers and leaders from across our local area. We have held our prices for 2018-19 at £295 for 3-day courses, and £345 for 4-day courses, which represents excellent value for money when compared with other providers. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Events, Training/CPD
Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Literacy – a matter of life and death?

23 April 2018

According to recent research by the National Literacy Trust (Feb 2018) there is a proven link between literacy levels and life expectancy. Since Blackpool is one of the most deprived areas in England and its life expectancy rates are the lowest for men and the second lowest for women in the country, then here it […]

Posted on: 23 April 2018
Posted in: Blog
Tagged as: , , , , , , , , ,

Journal Club – Autumn 2 (2017 – 18)

19 November 2017

Our Research School operates a “Journal Club” at which we discuss, review, and summarise a research paper each half-term, with a particular focus on its implications for classroom practice. It’s open to all. […]

Author: Simon Cox
Posted on: 19 November 2017
Posted in: Blog
Tagged as: , , ,

Finding my Voice

10 October 2017

As an NQT starting at a new school every teacher has advice to give you. They have a wealth of valuable experience to share and combining that with all the policies you are being introduced to, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. I’ve spent my first few weeks of teaching here at St Mary’s absorbing all the information people can give me. From laboratory technicians, to office staff to the teachers and pupils themselves, everyone has something to say. […]

Author: Russell Brookes
Posted on: 10 October 2017
Posted in: Blog
Tagged as: , , , , ,

Attendance Matters

22 September 2017

Research is key in establishing solid foundations on which to build. We need to stop looking for the ‘golden bullet’ in education and start formulating our decisions based on fact and well researched information. We were recently challenged by our CEO (@LeadingLearner) to ask ourselves the question “what are the five main priorities for the […]

Author: Phil Brown
Posted on: 22 September 2017
Posted in: Blog
Tagged as: , , ,