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Maximising success in linear exams – day 2

14 December 2018

Day two our our three day ‘Maximising success in linear exams’ course focussed on embedding promising teaching strategies. Based on research evidence, we focused the day on three key areas: ‘What makes great teaching?’ and the ‘Principles of Instruction’ Effective feedback Literacy. What makes great teaching? The day started with a look at The Sutton […]

Posted on: 14 December 2018
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Comparative Judgement: A workshop exploring its use in MFL

7 December 2018

On 26th November 2018 we hosted a fantastic event about comparative judgement, an alternative approach to traditional teacher marking of  summative assessments.  We were joined by Daisy Christodoulou, former head of assessment at Ark and now Director of Education at No More Marking.  We were also pleased to hear from David Williams and Eileen Kincaid […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby - Research School Director
Posted on: 7 December 2018
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Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning

7 December 2018

The new EEF Guidance Report, Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning, has been eagerly anticipated by us at Sandringham Research School.  Engaging parents and developing effective working relationships with them can be critical in ensuring the very best outcomes for all children. As Sir Kevan Collins says in his foreword to the report: “We […]

Posted on: 7 December 2018
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Effective Revision Strategies: an afternoon of research evidence and impact

4 December 2018

This afternoon we were delighted to welcome delegates to Sandringham Research School to explore the research evidence on effective revision and to consider how best to use these effectively at school. We started by looking at a Sandringham firm favourite – Strengthening the Student Toolbox (2013) by Dunlosky – which provides a very clear overview of the most and least effective […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 4 December 2018
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Research for the primary classroom

25 November 2018

On 23rd November, we were really pleased to host the first of our two-session course on research for the primary classroom.  James de Winter, PGCE tutor from the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University, led the course and offered delegates a fantastic introduction to the education research landscape in the UK and supported them to […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 25 November 2018
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Exploring the new EEF science guidance report

15 November 2018

On 12th November we hosted a science event at Sandringham Research School exploring the new science guidance report from the EEF.  It was a packed event with over 50 enthusiastic delegates and we were lucky to welcome Sir John Holman, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at York University, who was one of the report’s authors. In […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Research School Director
Posted on: 15 November 2018
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Monitoring: The forgotten step of meta-cognition

9 November 2018

    Since the publication of the EEF Metacognition Guidance Report, we have presented several training events and have written about key aspects of the report and our interpretation of these in this blog. The information here is focused on one very specific aspect of the metacognition cycle. As I have tried various strategies out […]

Author: Kate Mouncey
Posted on: 9 November 2018
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What Makes Great Teaching? The view from the Education Reading Group.

26 October 2018

What Makes Great Teaching? by Coe et al (2014) has been a document that has been well used in our training sessions at Sandringham Research School over the last 12 months.  It provides a clear framework for professional learning, based on research evidence, which sets out to address three questions: Question 1: What makes great […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 26 October 2018
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An expert opinion: Attention and working memory in the classroom

19 October 2018

We were very pleased to hear from scientist, Dr Duncan Astle who works at The University of Cambridge Brain and Cognition Unit. He was the keynote speaker on Day 1 of our course ‘Maximising achievement in linear exams’. As a Research School, we most commonly use resources such as educational books, EEF Guidance Reports and […]

Author: Kate Mouncey
Posted on: 19 October 2018
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The importance of writing (and metacognition, of course!)

12 October 2018

As a Research School, we were delighted to see the emphasis being placed on metacognition in the new Improving Secondary Science Guidance Report; it felt like everything was joining up into a coherent whole! […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 12 October 2018
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