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Mobilising the Evidence

One of the most important roles for Research Schools such as us, is to support teachers and leaders who work in schools and colleges to mobilise the research evidence that is out there, so that it can make a positive … 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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Words

In ‘Bringing Words to Life’, Beck, McKeown & Kucan talk about three tiers of words that students will be exposed to during school: Most students come to school with a good tier 1 vocabulary.  Those students who come from a … Continue reading

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Make it sticky: helping students to remember technical vocabulary

The 15 Minute Forum was led by Andy Tharby and focussed on a simple, but effective technique of helping students to remember technical vocabulary. As Daniel Willingham states: “… memories are inaccessible mostly due to missing or ambiguous cues. Thus, … Continue reading

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The Secret of Literacy

Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by our Head of Geography Ben Crockett.  As a part of our CPD programme last year, Ben led an ‘EduBook Club’ group on David Didau’s book, ‘The Secret of Literacy’. Ben started by exploring … Continue reading

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Subject Pedagogy Development Session 2: Vocabulary Matters

During our INSET day today, we had the second of our ‘Subject Pedagogy Development Sessions’. The thinking behind these sessions is to put CPD back into the context of subjects. So each session has an over-arching theme, that is then discussed and … Continue reading

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How can we improve the vocabulary knowledge of students?

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher and Literacy Leader, Bridget Norman.  Bridget started by posing two questions: How can we improve the vocabulary knowledge of students? How can we address the deficit of general knowledge and word … Continue reading

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