The road to poor teaching practice is paved with good intentions.

“Be careful. People like to be told what they already know. Remember that. They get uncomfortable when you tell them new things. […]

Posted on 17 July 2018
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Introducing Mo Cusworth-Yafai

Hello, I am Mo Cusworth-Yafai and I am one of the newly appointed Directors of Shireland Research School. I have been involved in education for over a decade, teaching and leading learning in both Primary and Secondary phases. […]

Posted on 6 July 2018
Posted in: News, Uncategorized

Introducing Jen Devaney…

I'm Jen Devaney. Hopefully I have already met many of you through the Shireland Research School activities over the last year. […]

Posted on 6 July 2018
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Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF's Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
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New guidance on preparing for literacy

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
Posted in: Evidence

Has a solution to retention been found?

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Posted on 8 June 2018
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