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This blog is written by the Durrington Research School Team.  We are based at Durrington High School, Worthing, West Sussex.  We are:


The purpose of this blog is to find and share the effective and evidence-informed practice that exists within our own school and others – the bright spots…


You can read more about our work and find out about the training that we offer on our Research School site.

If you would like to contact us, please email us on research@durring.com 



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  1. Sounds fgantastic. We have only just begun with Iris but would be keen to contact you about its usage in school as well as across schools.

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  3. This is great to see Shaun. Too often in schools you see or here token efforts towards CPD or sharing good practice within a school without it ever really amounting to much, but seeing these ideas and embedded practices within DHS has given me hope that some schools do actually place value these things and do a good job of them too.

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  7. Shaun,

    Outstanding resource, I am very impressed. I love how you have examples of low-tech, local collaboration (Marginal Gains Board) and global collaboration through social media (#15mf). We have talked about doing something similar to the staff room board – people posting ideas for projects that others can join if interested. I love the idea about this space also being a trading post for ideas around pedagogy/instructional strategies. We are also working hard to get more of our staff involved in platforms like Twitter – I am excited to share this blog with them! Cheers,


  8. Hi there,

    I work for the Edge Foundation and have a press release that might be of interest to you with regards to the VQ Day Awards 2014 and their new Teacher Award.

    Drop me and email and I’ll send it over to you!




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  10. jkubilius says:

    Just wondering how you are evaluating the success of your CPD. How do you know this is working and making an impact on student outcomes? How do you decide which bits of your CPD have the most impact/have the most value and are the ones to continue with?

    DO you do any data analysis on student outcomes, or student voice? Do you do any questionnaires/feedback from staff to measure impact? Or do you rely on the outcomes – seeing staff sharing their results and research into classroom practice? observations of lessons? How do you know what works?

    amazing blog – very inspirational,



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  12. kayetkm says:

    Thanks so much for this blog. It is a regular support to my teaching and often (like this morning) gives me a gentle reminder for my teaching practice. Thanks also for your book which is so helpful and inspiring.

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