Category: Blog

From the shallows, depth

12 March 2018

In this blog post. Jude Hunton, Deputy Head at Ashlawn School in Rugby, describes the basis of his Vocabulary Intervention which he aims to further explore the impact of through disciplined inquiry. […]

Author: Jude Hunton
Posted on: 12 March 2018
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EEF Blog: A lasting impact – 6 lessons from the evaluation of ABRA

9 March 2018

The EEF’s Thomas Martell and Prof. Jonathan Sharples on six lessons to draw from the updated independent evaluation of our trial of ABRA […]

Posted on: 9 March 2018
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Later start to the school day?

2 March 2018

Given that March is national bed month we thought we look at the issue of sleep! We often hear that teenagers need more sleep (usually directly from the teenagers themselves!) but what does the research say?   In adolescence, biological rhythms change in such a way that makes it difficult for teenagers to go to […]

Posted on: 2 March 2018
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Shireland Collegiate Academy win Edtech50 award

1 March 2018

The Education Foundation & Edtech UK in partnership with Jisc are working together to support and develop the British education technology Edtech sector. Hundreds of teacher entrepreneurs, schools, businesses and startups are making innovations in this sector every day. To help shine a light on those that are doing great things, the EDTECH 50 was […]

Posted on: 1 March 2018
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EEF Blog: Mastery and maths – how the guidance can help

15 January 2018

On Wednesday 10th January approximately 70 teachers and Headteachers attended a briefing at Shireland Collegiate Academy, where Nikki Jones (Shireland Research School Director) and Pete Henderson (EEF Programme Manger) shared the recent EEF guidance report, ‘Improving Mathematics at Key Stages 2 and 3’. […]

Posted on: 15 January 2018
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Innovation Funding: ‘Live marking’ Project

30 November 2017

Following on from Bishop Challinor Catholic College sharing their success in the first round of Innovation Funding we asked another successful bidder, The Westward Academy to explain their idea of using ‘live marking’. Darren Walkerdine, the Head of Science shares the story… ‘We applied for the IEE grant to evaluate whether using live marking in […]

Posted on: 30 November 2017
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Flipped Learning; A subtle shift in pedagogy that transforms learning for all

10 November 2017

You may have read the EEF Mathsflip Report which has just been published. As Project Manager for MathsFlip, in this post I aim to offer some further insight into our journey of Flipped Learning… A focus on deeper learning At Shireland Collegiate Academy we have used a Flipped methodology since approximately 2011 to extend and […]

Posted on: 10 November 2017
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Let’s stop relying on hunches – it’s time to use evidence in schools

7 November 2017

Last week Tom Bennett wrote an article for the Guardian about using evidence to fix behaviour in schools. Whilst I’m not certain whether or not we do indeed have ‘a national behaviour problem’ as Tom claims, the article raises some really pertinent points in relation to the need for schools to use a collective evidence base. […]

Author: Jen Devaney
Posted on: 7 November 2017
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An update from Innovation Funding Round 1

2 October 2017

In the first round of Innovation Funding last year Bishop Challoner Catholic College was successful in their idea of developing literacy with KS3 students.  Sean Smith, Senior Vice Principal shares the story… The problem: A Literacy Deficit New GCSEs are placing greater literacy demands on students than ever before. Vocabulary growth hasn’t been systematically taught […]

Posted on: 2 October 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
Posted in: Blog