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Research-led Sheffield: Conference Review

18 July 2018

The ‘Making Evidence Work in Schools’ conference on June 15th featured presentations from colleagues from across Sheffield schools and universities, as well as members of the Research Schools’ network. […]

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Sheffield Conference Keynotes

18 July 2018

The ‘Making Evidence Work in Schools’ conference on June 15th saw keynote speeches delivered by Doctor Jonathan Sharples and Professor Becky Francis. One theme that came through both presentations is how evidence is enacted in practice, and why sometimes there is still a disconnect between them. […]

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Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

15 June 2018

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Author: Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School
Posted on: 15 June 2018
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Has a solution to retention been found?

8 June 2018

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Author: Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School
Posted on: 8 June 2018
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Is it really easy peasy to improve child development?

7 June 2018

A brand new randomised controlled trial suggests that it is!

‘EasyPeasy’ is a parenting app that provides a digital programme that encourages positive parent-child interaction through play in the home. This research was carried out by University of Oxford’s Department of Education and on the 16th May the findings were published by the Sutton Trust. […]

Author: Julie Watson, Metacognition-lead, Huntington Research School
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Conference: Making Evidence Work in Schools

6 June 2018

Dr Jonathan Sharples, Senior Researcher at the EEF, will deliver his keynote with a focus on the effective use of evidence in school contexts, while John Tomsett will close the day by speaking about leading an evidence informed school. […]

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‘Building Confident Research-leads’ – Reflections

6 June 2018

Aimee Hanson, Director of English – Leeds West Academy – has Kindly agreed to share her insights and reflections on attending our ‘Building Confident Research-leads Programme’.  […]

Author: Aimee Hanson, Director of English – Leeds West Academy
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“Closing the Vocabulary Gap” at Silverdale

24 May 2018

During the past academic year, vocabulary has become a core focus at Silverdale Secondary School in Sheffield. The idea that vocabulary is a corollary of success and life chances cannot be ignored, and it is the school’s intention to make sure that “academic literacy” is on all our improvement plans, and a key part of […]

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Sheffield CPD Challenge

30 April 2018

Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University is recruiting schools to take part in the Wellcome Trust’s CPD Challenge.  This is an opportunity to make a difference to educational policy and practice on a national level. Sheffield has been chosen as the only area of the country in which this pilot study will run. Over two […]

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New Guidance On How To Develop Pupils’ Metacognitive Knowledge and Skills

27 April 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, designed to support teachers in changing their classroom practice to improve their pupils’ metacognitive skills – in short, theirability to plan, monitor and evaluate their own academic progress so they become better at learning and studying. Evidence suggests the use of ‘metacognitive strategies’ –which […]

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