Research-leads – Part 2: The ‘Brokers’

16 October 2017

All things to all people: the life of a school Research-lead
Playing poker has never really been my thing, too much subliminal thinking and tactical strategy I think. The role of a Research-lead can sometimes feel like you are playing poker […]

Author: Stephen Foreman
Posted on: 16 October 2017
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OFSTED: A Quiet Revolution

8 October 2017

Every teacher in England can tell you a story or two about OFSTED. That moment, during an inspection when the door creaks open…if you have been through it, you know what I mean – strikes an indelible impression on the mind of every teacher, no matter how experienced. Whispers about OFSTED, how the inspector crushed […]

Posted on: 8 October 2017
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Research-leads – Part 1: The Storytellers

2 October 2017

This blog is part one of a four-part series that characterises the role of the Research-lead in schools. Part one show how the Research-lead can play the role of storyteller as schools navigate the accountability system. […]

Posted on: 2 October 2017
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Book Review: The Trials of Evidence-based Education

2 October 2017

The Trials of Evidence-based Education: The Promises, Opportunities and Problems of Trials in Education by Gorard, S., Haut See, B., & Siddiqui, N. (2017) This book is a crunching read, delving into the mechanics of undertaking successful educational trials in schools and the pitfalls associated with interpreting the data from these trials. It is an objective […]

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What I Learned from the Learning Scientists

2 October 2017

After attending a workshop by Dr. Yana Weinstein at ResearchEd MatSci last year I was intrigued by the work of the Learning Scientists, so I jumped at the opportunity to listen to her again, with Megan Smith, to learn more about their work. […]

Author: Rachel Garbett, Maths teacher and Huntington Research School Associate
Posted on: 2 October 2017
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‘Evidence in Education: Northern Networks – Making it Work’

20 October 2017

We are very excited to co-lead a great conference with the Institute for Effective Education, at York University on the 20th of October, entitled: ‘Evidence in Education – Northern Networks Making it Work’. […]

Posted on: 2 October 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 […]

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‘Shifting Sands’: Language Change and Vocabulary Knowledge

2 October 2017

‘Brit-pop’, ‘cowabunga’, ‘Doodlebug’, ‘fin de siecle’: words that served a particular function for particular times. As you read these words your mind may well have performed an impressive act of time travel to take in a whole host of associated information from different eras. This is because words and time are intrinsically linked as language […]

Posted on: 2 October 2017
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Get Some Sleep! The Power of Sleep for Word Learning

2 October 2017

I like to think I am not the only teacher who spends their evenings preparing an engaging and thrilling lesson only to be faced by a class of students who are yawning and struggling to stay awake through its entirety. However, as I refuse to take things personally, I decided to find the cause of […]

Posted on: 2 October 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
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