Regular readers of ClassTeaching will know that we also lead the Durrington Research School. As now is the time when schools are thinking about their CPD offer for next year, we wanted to let you know about the training programmes the Research School will be offering for 2019-20. We have focused on topics that we believe will be high on your priority list for your own school improvement work. Details follow.
- We are delighted that author and pupil premium expert Marc Rowland will be leading our ‘Effective use of the Pupil Premium fund’ training. Marc was Director of the Rosendale Research School in south London and wrote the really popular book ‘An Updated Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium’. He now works full time supporting schools with improving their Pupil Premium provision. Details and booking information for this programme are available here.
- Curriculum is now a key focus for the new OFSTED inspection framework and so is also at the forefront of school leaders’ thinking. To support schools with this we are leading an ‘Evidence Informed Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment’ training programme. This will explore how these three key areas should be aligned and what the research evidence says about them in terms of effective practice. Details and booking information for this programme are available here.
- ‘Improving Behaviour & Attendance’ is key to school improvement. This training programme will explore what the research evidence says about this, including the new EEF behaviour guidance report on this topic. Details and booking information for this programme are available here.
- As we learn more and more from the field of cognitive science about how we learn, we need to ensure that the key messages from this are threading through our teaching. Our ‘Improving Memory & Metacognition’ training programmes will explore these two key areas of learning and how they can be mobilised in the classroom. Details and booking information for this programme are available here.
- Literacy development is incredibly important to our young people, especially those from a disadvantaged background. Unfortunately most strategies employed by schools to address this are not based on research evidence and have limited impact. Our ‘Evidence Informed Approaches to Improving Literacy’ training programme, will provide you with a range of strategies to address this. Details and booking information for this programme are available here.
We are also offering a variety of one day workshops next year. Details follow.
- If you enjoyed ‘Making every lesson count’ by Shaun Allison & Andy Tharby then this day is for you! During the day we will explore the research evidence behind the six pedagogical principles from the book, and how this can be mobilised in the classroom. Details and booking information are available here.
- The EEF Implementation Guidance Report has become a ‘must-read’ document for school leaders. This ‘Leading Effective Implementation’ one day workshop will explore the main stages of effective implementation. Leaders will then be given the opportunity to produce an implementation plan for an aspect of their school improvement plan. Details and booking information are available here.
- A growing number of schools are realising the importance of appointing a ‘Research Lead’. In ‘Becoming a Research Lead’ we will explore the difference a Research Lead can make to a school; what a Research Lead does; how you can know if you are making a difference. Details and booking information are available here.
- Join us for a ‘Leadership Open Day’ at Durrington High School to hear about, discuss and see how we have focused on improving teaching and learning and CPD by adopting a more evidence informed approach to school improvement. Details and booking information are available here.
Alongside this, if you would like to discuss a more bespoke training programme/event to meet your specific improvement priorities (for schools or MATs), then please do not hesitate to get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org . We will also be offering our popular ‘NQT Support & Development Programme’ again next year.
We look forward to working with you in 2019-20.