Category: Blog

EEF Attainment Gap Report – Published Today

24 January 2018

The EEF’s Attainment Gap Report has been published today. The report provides an analysis of the state of the attainment gap, including new data projects of how the gap is likely to change over the next five years. […]

Posted on: 24 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, News

Guest Blog: Learning by ‘doing’: Can CPD be balanced with day to day working?

23 January 2018

Explore the power of coaching and its impact in school support work with our guest blog from Jo Flanagan from Clarity Tech. […]

Posted on: 23 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Implications of Evidence Informed Practice on the School Community

15 January 2018

Blog Entry by Jon Fordham, Headteacher at Allenton Community Primary School […]

Posted on: 15 January 2018
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Professional Learning Communities: Joint Practice Development for Sustainable Change

27 November 2017

In preparation for the launch of our Professional Learning Communities in Maths and Early Oracy, as facilitators we explored what the idea meant to us. This vision building experience helped us to unpick the evidence for what the power of a PLC could provide for the schools in Derby and ensure that those values drove how we plan and deliver the sessions. […]

Posted on: 27 November 2017
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Exploring Comparative Judgement for Writing

27 November 2017

Learn more about how Comparative Judgement is being implement at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School Derby. […]

Posted on: 27 November 2017
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Dylan Wiliam on Growth Mindset, Cognitive Load and the Role of Research in your Classroom

12 November 2017

“I have often said, what is interesting is not what works in education, but under what circumstances does it work,” says Dylan Wiliam, emeritus professor of educational assessment at UCL Institute of Education. […]

Posted on: 12 November 2017
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Heads’ Breakfast Briefing – What’s next?

23 September 2017

We really enjoyed hosting everyone yesterday and spreading the Research School Message. There is an exciting year ahead of us and it was great to be able to share the vision today. […]

Posted on: 23 September 2017
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Evidence-based guidance for improving literacy

22 September 2017

One of the challenges when trying to use research evidence to improve teaching practice in schools can be the amount of evidence to wade through, and its inaccessibility. With this in mind, guidance reports from the EEF do some of this heavy lifting for you. And a key part of the role of the Research Schools Network is to turn these guidance reports into training programmes that help schools use them in practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Aiming high for quality CPD

22 September 2017

The Research Schools Network aims to put the use of research evidence into the hands of schools and practitioners. One of the three main strands of its work is training, offering CPD that uses the best research evidence to challenged existing practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Expanding the Research Schools Network

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in Opportunity Areas. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. From an original project with eleven schools, we have now grown to 22. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 12 July 2017
Posted in: Blog