Monthly Archives: September 2017

Three Tricks to Improve Explanations

How do we help our students to make insightful use of academic content? How can we support students in confidently accessing more abstract ideas and applying these to their understanding? How can we ensure that students are able to engage … Continue reading

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Teaching brilliance through benchmarks

This week’s teaching forum shines a light on how the art and design department at Durrington have used the brilliance of past GCSE students to inform the teaching and learning of their current cohorts.  In simple terms it is about taking … Continue reading

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What will the Durrington Research School do for you?

We are incredibly excited to have been designated as a Research School this year, as a part of the Research Schools Network.  We will share what we know about putting research into practice and will support local primary and secondary … Continue reading

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59 Things to do and think about to make you a really good teacher

Last week I talked to trainee teachers from the South Downs SCITT about things they should do or think about to become a really good teacher – based on the wisdom of great teachers and research evidence.  It’s not an exhaustive … Continue reading

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Supporting memory for terminal exams

At the end of last term we reviewed our CPD provision at Durrington by asking staff to complete a questionnaire.  When it came to 15 minute forums, the majority of staff said that due to other commitments they struggled to … Continue reading

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