Training with the Durrington Research School

This year the Durrington Research School team are leading a variety of training programmes, covering a range of themes.  We will be using a blended delivery approach for all of our programmes:

  • Day 1 – 10.30am-3.30pm, face to face at Durrington High School
  • 3 x 2hr online modules
  • Day 2 – 10.30am-3.30pm, face to face at Durrington High School

Throughout the programmes we will focus on supporting school leaders to:

  • Clarify the problem they are trying to solve, linked to their school improvement priorities.
  • Understand how the research evidence might help to address this.
  • Produce an effective implementation plan, aimed at mobilising the evidence back at their school.
  • Think carefully how they will evaluate the impact of the new approaches they implement.

Many of our programmes are delivered as a part of a partnership programme with West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove local authorities.  However, individual schools or Multi-Academy Trusts are more than welcome to register.

Below is a summary of each of the training programmes, including a link to the programme page, to find out more about the programme and how to register a place.

Tackling Educational Disadvantage

This programme will look at the issues associated with educational disadvantage and help school leaders identify the specific challenges faced by their pupils. We will then explore how the research evidence can be used to produce a high impact Pupil Premium strategy, aimed at closing the attainment gap.

Training & Retaining Great Teachers

This programme looks at the evidence around teacher development and how this can be used to implement a cohesive and effective CPD strategy across a schools.

Using cognitive science in the classroom.

This programmes will explore the research evidence around cognitive science and how this helps us to understand how pupils learn. We will then look at how this can be used to shape an evidence-informed approach to teaching.

Using metacognition and self-regulation in the classroom.

This programme will explore the research evidence around metacognition and how this can be mobilised in schools, to help our pupils to become better at self-regulating their learning.

An evidence informed approach to developing a secondary curriculum.

This training programme will explore how what we know from the research evidence about how we learn, can be used to shape the secondary curriculum.

An evidence informed approach to developing a primary curriculum

This programme explores the best bets for developing a coherent and diverse curriculum for long-term learning.

An evidence informed approach to improving literacy in primary schools.

This programme will explore the recommendations from the EEF primary Literacy Guidance Reports and how they can be successfully implemented across a school.

An evidence informed approach to improving literacy in secondary schools.

This programme will explore the recommendations from the EEF secondary Literacy Guidance Reports and how they can be successfully implemented across a school.

Improving behaviour and attendance

This programme will look at the research evidence around improving behaviour and attendance in schools, and how this can be used to address the challenges that this presents to schools.

Improving maths in KS2 and KS3

This programme will explore all eight recommendations from the EEF Guidance report for KS2/3 Mathematics and look at how they can be implemented in the classroom.

Alongside these full training programmes, this year we also have a number of short training programmes on offer.  These short programmes have a number of features that make them highly attractive to schools:

  • They are online, making them convenient for teachers and leaders – no travelling!
  • They are after school, so reducing the cover pressures on school.
  • They are time manageable – each session is only two hours long.
  • They are only £95 – so great value.
  • For every paid place, you can get two free places for colleagues at your school.
  • The three sessions for each programme are spaced throughout the year, giving delegates reflection time in between the sessions.

This year we have a number of short programmes on offer.  Use the links below to find out more and register a place.

Becoming a Research Lead

Making Every Lesson Count

Using Feedback to Support Pupil Learning

Getting Started with Instructional Coaching

An Evidence Informed Approach to Improving Teaching in English

An Evidence Informed Approach to Improving Teaching in Geography

An Evidence Informed Approach to Improving Teaching in History

An Evidence Informed Approach to Improving Teaching in Physical Education

An Evidence Informed Approach to Improving Teaching in Science

If you have any questions, please email us – research@durring.com 

Shaun Allison

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