Deep Dive Days

In 2022-23 the Durrington Research School team are planning to offer a new form of training.  Up until now our central offer has included two hour online twilights or three day training programmes.  Whilst these definitely serve a purpose, leaders have fed back to us that a one-day offer would be useful.  Twilights sometimes don’t give enough time to really explore the evidence around a particular topic and three day programmes, whilst really important, are a significant time commitment.

With this in mind, next year we are going to offer one day deep dives.  These will either be based on one of the EEF guidance reports or an EEF evidence review.  They will go deeper than a twilight, but not be as time intensive as a three day programme.  Each day will be face to face and follow a similar format:

  • What are the challenges faced by schools around this topic?
  • What does the research evidence suggest is most likely to address these challenges?
  • How can the research evidence be mobilised in schools by teachers and leaders?

These days would be most useful for school leaders who are looking to address one of these areas as a part of their school improvement plan next year.

Time: 10.30-3.30

Venue: Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1JX

Dates: TBC, later this term.

Cost:  £150 for one delegate; £250 for two delegates from the same school

We will be offering a ‘Deep Dive Day’ for each of the following topics:

  • Metacognition
  • Literacy – secondary
  • Literacy – primary
  • Feedback
  • Behaviour
  • Cognitive Science
  • Implementation
  • Professional development
  • Pupil Premium
  • SEND
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Parental engagement

You will leave each day with a copy of the guidance report or evidence review, a strong understanding of the research evidence and some ideas about how to use this to bring about improvement in that area, in your school.

We are expecting these days to be very popular.  If you are interested in attending one or more these sessions, please register your interest using this form:

This is not a firm commitment.  It just means that we will contact you once the dates are released, so that you can then have priority for booking a place.

If you would like any further details, please do not hesitate to email us – 

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