Weekly Round Up: 5th December 2021

Blog of the week

‘How Cognitive Load Theory Changed my Teaching’Zach Groshell

A fascinating insight into how what we have learnt from cognitive science can reshape our teaching.


‘Disciplinary Literacy in Maths – Part 2: Vocabulary & Language’Deb Friis

A great example of how the maths team are thinking about their approach to disciplinary literacy.

Research School Blog

‘Tackling Educational Disadvantage’Shaun Allison

What have we learnt this term from working with schools on tackling educational disadvantage?

Other Useful Links


Date: 7th December

Time: 3.30pm

Title: Metacognitve questioning & modelling

Led by: Chris Runeckles

Registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQg0Fex-Bh_88Q6Nt7RwWcQs9vKttRgWDurr7jJ5FlBY7blw/viewform 

You can view the recordings from last year here:



We are looking to grow our team of Evidence Leads in Education (ELEs).

If you are passionate about evidence informed teaching and would like to work with the Durrington Research School team to support other school leaders in West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton & Hove to use evidence to drive their school improvement, take a look here:


Please share with anyone who you think may be interested.  Any questions, please email Shaun Allison – sallison@durring.com 

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