Category: Blog

Don’t let the dust settle…

19 February 2018

As a new head of department a number of years ago, I inherited a stock cupboard filled floor to ceiling with folders. Many of these contained records of students long since departed. But a particularly dusty shelf was reserved for folders sent from the then DfEE: the “Framework for teaching mathematics”, Malcolm Swan’s “Standards Unit”, […]

Posted on: 19 February 2018
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Spring Term 2!

19 February 2018

Our first ever conference takes place this half term at the end of what is looking to be a very busy and exciting few weeks of training and events. Here is a summary of what’s happening this half term:   Late February sees the release of the next issue of our increasingly popular research school newsletter. […]

Posted on: 19 February 2018
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Evidence Fair 25th January 2018

26 January 2018

Our Evidence Fair series began last week with a visit from EEF chief Executive Sir Kevan Collins to Blackpool. Evidence Fairs are short twilight sessions designed to kickstart a dialogue around a particular aspect of evidence: our subsequent sessions for this academic year will focus on Feedback, Metacognition and Memory. […]

Author: Simon Cox and Ben Gordon
Posted on: 26 January 2018
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Journal Club – Spring 1 (2017 – 18)

4 January 2018

This half term, we are looking at Daniel T Willingham’s work on memory, and in particular his paper “What Will Improve a Student’s Memory?”. We will meet to discuss this work in February, with our findings published on this blog shortly afterwards. […]

Author: Simon Cox
Posted on: 4 January 2018
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What’s happening this half term at Blackpool Research School?

4 January 2018

Our network continues to build here at Blackpool Research School, and our training courses and events continue in earnest over the coming weeks. Here is a summary of what’s happening this half term: […]

Author: Simon Cox
Posted on: 4 January 2018
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We’ve only just begun: an end of term reflection

18 December 2017

As we end our first term as a Research School, it is time to reflect on our successes, the challenges we have faced, the steep learning curve we have climbed, and on our upcoming plans. Our events to date have seen over 250 teachers and leaders come through our doors, with over 100 more due […]

Posted on: 18 December 2017
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So we’re engaged- what next?

7 December 2017

After 3 months as a Research School, we have worked hard to ‘do’ Research. We have tweeted, facebooked, instagrammed, sent newsletters blogged and launched, all with the aim of creating knowledge of what works in Education.   The next step in our journey is to ensure that this research reaches teachers and is acted upon. […]

Posted on: 7 December 2017
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Behaviour Interventions for NQT’s -Research based guidance for mentors

20 November 2017

High on all new teacher’s priorities in the first term in a new school is behaviour management. This is particularly true for NQTs who need to demonstrate that they are on track to meet standard 7. Where do mentors go for advice on how to improve this important area? […]

Author: Phil Naylor
Posted on: 20 November 2017
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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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researchED Who’s Who

17 November 2017

With the announcement that we’ll be hosting a researchED talk at our site next march we thought we’d share with you all a bit of information about some of the speakers who have confirmed so far! […]

Posted on: 17 November 2017
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