Tag: Teaching

Metacognition in the mathematics classroom (Part 1)

20 November 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation recently published their guidance report looking at Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning. The full report can be found here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/metacognition-and-self-regulated-learning/ One of the ‘misconceptions’ highlighted in the report is that metacognitive skills can be taught in standalone ‘thinking skills’-type lessons and are easily transferable from one subject context to another. The evidence base […]

Posted on: 20 November 2018
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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
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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
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Effective Use of the Pupil Premium Fund

00:00 on 1 January 1970

A FREE course delivered through five twilight (16.00 – 17.30) sessions across the academic year. This is aimed at headteachers and senior leaders with responsibility for the Pupil Premium. What are the principles and conditions needed for effective use of the Pupil Premium? We will explore these in detail before looking at how effective implementation, […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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Improving Science Teaching

00:00 on 1 January 1970

A 3-day programme aimed at Science Leaders in MATs, secondary schools, and primary schools, and Science teachers in secondary schools. With a renewed focus on Science in primary schools and the introduction of more challenging GCSE and A level courses, combined with linear assessment, pupils are tasked with learning more and retaining it for longer. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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Are we doing a practical Sir?

17 May 2018

“Are we doing a practical Sir” screams the excited year 7 down the corridor as they realise that we have had a room change and the pristinely lined up year 10s groan knowing that period 3 Friday is now in a classroom. There has been a running debate in science teaching as to the value […]

Posted on: 17 May 2018
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researchED Blackpool 2018

28 March 2018

On Saturday 24 March 2018, Blackpool Research School held its first annual conference, working with the team at researchED to put together a packed programme of sessions aimed at teachers, leaders, researchers, and anyone with an interest in education.  This is our first conference as a Research School and it was fantastic to welcome so […]

Posted on: 28 March 2018
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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
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GROW Model in Education

11 October 2017

We all know as form tutors that form time can be really busy. I was struggling to fit time into the week when I could properly mentor my students without feeling under a time pressure. I knew that this was something I needed to work on and so when the opportunity came up at school for a Research Lead, I was keen to use this time to research different ways good mentoring can take place in school. […]

Author: Maria Callagher
Posted on: 11 October 2017
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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
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