Category: Blog

Is context king in school improvement?

24 April 2018

The EEF’s Families of Schools database provides a wealth of information to help schools learn from each other. In this blog post, James Richardson discusses how it can help schools understand and overcome their common challenges. […]

Author: James Richardson
Posted on: 24 April 2018
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Summer Term Events at Sandringham Research School

14 April 2018

At Sandringham Research School, we’re really looking forward to the coming term and all the events and opportunities we have on offer […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 14 April 2018
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Effective Feedback to Maximise Progress – Day Two

28 March 2018

Karen Roskilly, Sandringham Research School Lead, writes about day two of our our training course Effective Feedback to Maximise Progress […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 28 March 2018
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Preparing for linear exams course – Day three

20 March 2018

Last week, we held our third and final day of our ‘Maximising achievement in linear exams’ course. Having covered memory, metacognition, feedback, vocabulary and writing in the first two days, we were keen to move our focus outwards and wanted to look towards planning the curriculum and implementing change effectively in our settings. James de […]

Author: Kate Mouncey
Posted on: 20 March 2018
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Finding a Functional Framework for Feedback

19 March 2018

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the first of three full day workshops delivered by Sandringham School’s Research School – Effective Feedback to Maximise Progress – designed to deliver reflective and meaningful advice on how to improve the feedback offered to students of all age groups. Since entering the profession, I have found […]

Author: Neil Miller - Teacher of Geography, Sandringham School
Posted on: 19 March 2018
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From Evidence to Classroom Practice – researchED St Albans

12 March 2018

Last Saturday, 3rd March, saw us making our way through the snow and ice to our researchED conference, held here at Sandringham Research School.  What a fantastic day it was!  Not only did we both benefit from attending some of the many excellent workshops and sessions that were on offer (and resources from each of the […]

Author: Kate Mouncey and Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Leads
Posted on: 12 March 2018
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researchED St Albans

9 March 2018

On Saturday March 3rd, teachers and researchers from across the region battled through the snow to make it to our researchED conference.  This is our first conference as a Research School and it was fantastic to welcome so many speakers who gave their time for free to share their research and experiences of using research […]

Posted on: 9 March 2018
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A new start: the pyramid of success

27 February 2018

Sometimes it takes someone else’s words to crystallise an idea that has been formulating at the back of your mind, and for me it was a blog by Ben Newmark explaining his approach to starters under the mantra ‘nothing new, it’s a review’. He essentially rolled out a 15-question history quiz split into five questions on last lesson, five on the current topic and five on anything studied so far – rolled out to all his classes. […]

Author: David Williams, Director of Learning: MFL, Sandringham School
Posted on: 27 February 2018
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Preparing for linear exams course – day two

25 February 2018

On Tuesday 6th February, the Sandringham Research School welcomed delegates back to the second of our three day course on ‘Maximising achievement in linear exams’. In this blog, I signpost some of the research evidence we examined and reflect on what delegates found helpful. […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 25 February 2018
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Calling time on ineffective revision

24 February 2018

At Sandringham Research School, we’re really excited to get our hands on a copy of the next edition of the Impact journal from the Chartered College of Teaching. Sandringham’s Research Leads Kate Mouncey, Karen Roskilly and I wrote an article which features in the journal. The article focuses on the Memory Clock, a model we developed for students to help them revise more effectively. […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 24 February 2018
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