Half term highlights

18 December 2018

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Research School Director

What a fantastic half term it’s been at Sandringham Research School!  We have welcomed so many wonderful colleagues to our events and have been treated to yet more interesting research and guidance from the EEF and IEE.  In this blog, I share some of our half term highlights.

The Research School team were really pleased to get their hands on the new EEF science report (which you can download for free here).  We were really fortunate to welcome Sir John Holman to the Research School to guide us and a whole host of science teachers through the report.  You can read more about the event here.  

We were keen to read the much anticipated guidance on parental engagement and Karen Roskilly provides readers with a helpful overview of the new report here.   Our team have also been spending time this term working on the implications from the metacognition guidance report published earlier in the year and here Kate Mouncey shares how this has been translated into her classroom practice.

Aside from new guidance reports, we have really enjoyed meeting so many colleagues at our training events.  We were particularly pleased to launch our course for primary colleagues this half term. James de Winter treated delegates to a fascinating afternoon, laced with his usual wit. You can read more here.

We hosted a very popular session on revision.  In the session, we shared research evidence on the best bets for student revision and offered delegates a range of tried and tested strategies. Click here to find out more. 

Another well attended event was that on comparative judgement and how it’s been used in MFL.  We were really pleased to be joined by comparative judgement  expert Daisy Christodoulou and MFL leaders David Williams and Eileen Kincaid.  You can read more about this approach to assessment here.

Finally, it was great to welcome back delegates to the second day of our linear exams course. They impressed the Research Sschool team how they have already been getting to grips with research evidence and how they are translating this into practice. Read more about the day here.

As ever we have been treated to really helpful research updates from the IEE and EEF.  You can sign up to their newsletters here:

EEF: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/news/

IEE: https://the-iee.org.uk/what-we-do/best-evidence-in-brief/ 

We look forward to another packed term of events in the new year!  Until then, we wish you a restful Christmas break.

Posted on 18 December 2018
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