Tag: Alex Quigley

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. […]

Posted on: 6 June 2018
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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 […]

Posted on: 24 May 2018
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What makes research evidence useful for teachers?

6 January 2018

January is a time for new resolutions and no little resolve. Join the gym, read some books, mark the schoolwork on time. For the busy teacher, perhaps there is the resolution to read some research evidence, making some positive changes along the way? Only the reality of teachers regularly accessing research evidence is too much […]

Posted on: 6 January 2018
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The power of vocabulary

16:30–18:00 on 11 December 2017

NOW SOLD OUT: The power of vocabulary – Free event. […]

Posted on: 14 November 2017
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What’s going on at Huntington Research School in 2017-18?

2 October 2017

As I write this it seems hard to believe that we have been a Research School for a full year and year two is already underway. What a privilege it has been to be able to meet and work with so many colleagues in schools who are passionate and focused upon improving outcomes for our […]

Posted on: 2 October 2017
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Research School Y&H Regional Conference

24 May 2017

On Wednesday the 24th of May, at the Learning Development Centre in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, we are hosting a regional conference that will focus on the use of research evidence in schools […]

Posted on: 22 February 2017
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What Can We Learn from Dweck’s ‘Growth Mindset’ Theory?

1 February 2017

In education we are prone to seek out quick fixes. We are time poor and too often we lack the expert support to make decisions based upon robust evidence. Not only that, when robust evidence does come along, all too often it is quickly proved to be not so substantial as we first thought. Carol […]

Author: Alex Quigley
Posted on: 1 February 2017
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The DfE Go Chomping at the BIT

7 January 2017

In Schools Week today, there is an interesting article that revealed how the Department for Education are recruiting a team of “behavioural insights” experts. So why are they chomping at the BIT (in this case, the Behavioural Insights Team) and why is this useful knowledge for schools? In the Schools Week article, journalist Billy Camden […]

Posted on: 7 January 2017
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