Category: Blog

Excitement grows as new Lead Practitioner scheme welcomes cohort of 20

12 October 2017

We are delighted to have officially launched our Lead Practitioners scheme, which identifies staff who will act as leaders of teaching and learning across the Eastern Region. […]

Author: Chris Dale, Director of Teaching and Learning
Posted on: 12 October 2017
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Recommended Blog of the Week #1

8 October 2017

What every teacher should know about … memory […]

Posted on: 8 October 2017
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Teacher Tapp – the app

5 October 2017

This week conversations with a number of colleagues raised the opportunity for teachers to engage in Teacher Tapp, a new, national app-based enquiry being developed by Laura McInerney (Schools Week editor), Dr Becky Allen (Education Datalab) and others. […]

Author: Andy Samways
Posted on: 5 October 2017
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Teacher describes ‘real privilege’ after speaking at national conference

2 October 2017

A Haverhill teacher has described the huge honour at being asked to give a lecture at a prestigious education conference. Chris Dale was a guest speaker at the researchED conference in Stratford, London, earlier this month. And the Director of Teaching and Learning at the new Samuel Ward Academy Trust Research School believes it was […]

Author: Dave Gooderham
Posted on: 2 October 2017
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Reflections on professional learning in becoming a Research Lead (part 2)

28 September 2017

Part 2: The research review summary
What impact will direct instruction of vocabulary have on the reading comprehension of students and what is the optimum time needed per word? […]

Author: Julia Farrow, Debenham High School, Suffolk
Posted on: 28 September 2017
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Reflections on professional learning in becoming a Research Lead (part 1)

28 September 2017

Part 1: The narrative
This focus on the importance of vocabulary has been a long time in the making. […]

Author: Julia Farrow, Debenham High School, Suffolk
Posted on: 28 September 2017
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Evidence-based guidance for improving literacy

22 September 2017

One of the challenges when trying to use research evidence to improve teaching practice in schools can be the amount of evidence to wade through, and its inaccessibility. With this in mind, guidance reports from the EEF do some of this heavy lifting for you. And a key part of the role of the Research Schools Network is to turn these guidance reports into training programmes that help schools use them in practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Aiming high for quality CPD

22 September 2017

The Research Schools Network aims to put the use of research evidence into the hands of schools and practitioners. One of the three main strands of its work is training, offering CPD that uses the best research evidence to challenged existing practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Expanding the Research Schools Network

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in Opportunity Areas. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. From an original project with eleven schools, we have now grown to 22. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 12 July 2017
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