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Working Together in 2019-20

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 we are offering for 2019-20 as a Research School.  We have focused on topics that … Continue reading

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Improving Secondary Literacy – ideas from the EEF Guidance Report

The EEF’s most recent Guidance Report on Improving Literacy in Secondary School examines the research on how to best support students who struggle to read, write and communicate to the required demands at secondary school. The report provides 7 detailed … Continue reading

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Implementation

The Education Endowment Foundation offers a very insightful guide into how schools can put evidence into practice. This can be found here. The EEF state that schools are learning organisations. They continuously strive to do better for the children and … Continue reading

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Evolving homework

I often tell our staff at Durrington: “homework isn’t going anywhere.” I’m starting to realise this phrase is open to misinterpretation. What I mean is: homework is important at secondary school (according to research evidence) so get used to it, because it will … Continue reading

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Durrington Research School 2019-20 Training Offer

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 … Continue reading

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Structuring Classroom Talk

The phrase ‘classroom talk’ can induce a vast array of reactions in teachers. For some, it represents chaotic lessons in which the talk is plentiful but the learning less easy to discern. Conversely, some teachers view classroom talk as the … Continue reading

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Improving behaviour – strategies for teachers

I have a suspicion that the latest EEF guidance report ‘Improving Behaviour in Schools’ will before long reach the top of the EEF’s download charts (if such a thing exists). The reason is the demand.  All teachers have at some point in their careers had to struggle with … Continue reading

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