Category: Blog

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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Improving secondary geography teaching – learning from the EEF science report

5 October 2018

Kate Mouncey, outlines her thoughts on some of the recommendations in the EFF science guidance report and how she might use them to improve her own teaching in geography. […]

Author: Kate Mouncey
Posted on: 5 October 2018
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Visible Learning: Feedback

21 September 2018

I’m sure many of us are familiar with John Hattie’s work and books, including Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers.  His latest book, Visible Learning: Feedback, written with formative assessment expert Shirley Clarke, focuses on feedback, and combines research, theory and practice. The book is divided into the following chapters: 1.     What is feedback? […]

Posted on: 21 September 2018
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Wellbeing: What’s the evidence? (Part 1)

16 September 2018

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the national researchED conference in London.  As ever, the programme was packed full of sessions covering topics from curriculum to behaviour, the Pupil Premium to teacher retention.  In my session, I decided to talk about wellbeing; a topic close to my heart and yet one I […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 16 September 2018
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Making a difference: A focus on relationships as we start a new year

7 September 2018

Like most schools, we start the academic year (and most terms) with an inset day to convey key information to staff, offer training on key priorities and allow for some planning time. Most of our training has been on teaching and learning, which is hardly surprising when this is our core business, and it is […]

Author: Kate Mouncey
Posted on: 7 September 2018
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EEF Blog: Grouping pupils by attainment – what does the evidence say?

7 September 2018

Danielle Mason, Head of Research at the Education Endowment Foundation, unpacks the evidence on grouping pupils by attainment. […]

Author: Danielle Mason, Head of Research, EEF
Posted on: 7 September 2018
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NEW: Research School Training and Events 2018-19

17 July 2018

We are excited to announce that the Sandringham Research School training programme for 2018-19 is now released.  Booking is now open! Our popular three-day courses will include Leading Learning – leadership of evidence-informed CPD, a practical course supporting school leaders to embed evidence-based approaches in their school’s CPD programme.  This programme has been heavily subscribed in other national Research […]

Posted on: 17 July 2018
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