Six more Research Schools appointed

7 April 2017

The IEE and EEF have today announced six new Research Schools. The Schools in Southport, Suffolk, London, County Durham, Hertfordshire and West Sussex join a growing network of Research Schools across the country […]

Posted on: 7 April 2017
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The New GCSEs: Bigger and Harder

31 March 2017

When we reach the end of this academic year I will have been a teacher of Geography for twenty years and a Subject Leader for 14 years. In those twenty years I have seen three overhauls of the GCSE curriculum, taught a range of different exam board specifications, from WJEC, OCR B, to Edexcel A […]

Author: Jane Elsworth
Posted on: 31 March 2017
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Successful evaluation of E4F

31 March 2017

The NFER conducted an evaluation of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F), an online platform designed to help bridge the divide between education research and classroom practice. […]

Posted on: 31 March 2017
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Video observation and coaching to support teachers’ professional development

31 March 2017

Researchers at Birmingham University conducted an evaluation of a pilot for IRIS Connect, a programme to support teachers’ professional development by filming and reviewing their lessons. […]

Posted on: 31 March 2017
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Promising results for spaced learning

31 March 2017

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published an evaluation of SMART Spaces, a programme which aims to boost GCSE science outcomes by breaking up intensive revision lessons. […]

Posted on: 31 March 2017
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An Interview with the Expert…On Reading Comprehension

25 March 2017

Professor Kate Cain is Head of the Psychology department at Lancaster University. She is a renowned expert on reading comprehension, which is obviously such a crucial issue to understand for teachers of students in all phases. Her book, ‘Reading Development and Difficulties‘ is available to purchase. We are delighted to say that Professor Kate Cain  is speaking at […]

Posted on: 25 March 2017
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Apply for an Innovation Evaluation grant

8 March 2017

We are now accepting applications for the second round of innovation evaluation grants from schools that are involved with the Research Schools Network. […]

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Research Schools in social mobility opportunity areas

8 March 2017

We are now looking for an additional 12 Research Schools to support the 12 opportunity areas from September 2017. […]

Posted on: 8 March 2017
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Making Best Use of the Team on Our Bus: Our Teaching Assistants

6 March 2017

By the time the request for LLE applicants to apply to facilitate the ‘Making Best use of Teaching Assistants’ sprung into my inbox I had long since recognised that this was an area in our school that required our focus.  It was one of those development areas that, as a school leader, buzzed lazily around […]

Posted on: 6 March 2017
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Nudge: Lessons from Around the World

4 March 2017

On Wednesday, the OECD released an interesting new global report on ‘behavioural insights‘ or ‘nudges‘. As Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, who defined the concept, describe it: “A nudge, as we will use the term, is any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly […]

Posted on: 4 March 2017
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