Category Archives: Teaching Forums

Classroom Change: How the EEF’s Implementation Guide Can Support Classroom Practice

The EEF has recently published their guide to implementation entitled ‘Putting Evidence to Work’, which provides a detailed, analytical framework designed to ‘help implement any school improvement decision, whether programme or practice, whole-school or targeted approach, or internal or externally … Continue reading

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Talking positive

As we at Durrington have become more evidence informed, so, naturally, have the posts on this blog.  However, when we choose the subjects for our weekly teaching forums we look not just for the pockets of practice where research is being brought to life, … Continue reading

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Why a Knowledge-Based Curriculum Could be the Future

Last November at Durrington, we dedicated some of our INSET day to thinking about knowledge organisers: what they are; why they should play a major role in teaching and learning; how to create them; and how to use them most effectively … Continue reading

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Setting up for successful questioning

This week’s Teaching Forum focuses on how PE teacher James Crane has worked to create a classroom climate conducive to successful questioning.  During our conversation he revealed how he identified and developed three key components that work together to provide an atmosphere in … Continue reading

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Making Spaced Practice Count

This week’s teaching forum was with maths teacher Morwenna Treleven. Morwenna has been thinking about how to tackle the issue of having to get students to remember a large amount of content, in preparation for terminal exams.  This has coincided … Continue reading

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Planning Extended Writing Step By Step

This week’s teaching forum looks at ways that teachers can support the planning of extended writing. I spoke with English teacher Emma Rose who has developed a number of brilliantly simple yet devilishly effective planning approaches. * Many students struggle to … Continue reading

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Explicit Vocabulary Instruction as a Whole-School Literacy Strategy

Whole-School Literacy: Where to Begin Last week at Durrington High School we spent a part of our INSET refocusing our whole-school literacy strategy. This began through comparing literacy to a toolbox that students can, and should, have available in every curriculum area. In … Continue reading

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