Category: Blog

EEF ‘Promising Projects’ – A great place to start

15 January 2018

The EEF has identified ‘Promising Projects’, these are strategies offering the most promise in helping to improve attainment and wider outcomes for children and young people, from the many trials undertaken. […]

Author: Kate Mouncey: Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 15 January 2018
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Preparing for linear exams course – day one

10 January 2018

On Tuesday 9th January, the Sandringham Research School welcomed teachers from across the region to the first 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. When designing the course, the Sandringham Research School team wanted to provide teachers […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 10 January 2018
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So, what is Grit?

3 January 2018

Grit, as described in this article, refers to persistence and passion for a very long-term goal (that is, something that will take years of work). It wasn’t really a character trait that many of the group had considered before reading the article and our own interpretations of what grit looks like in reality differed to the definition provided by Willingham, which made for interesting reading and an interesting discussion! […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 3 January 2018
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Engaging with evidence informed practice: one teacher’s experience

19 December 2017

This blog post is takes the form of an interview between me, Kate Mouncey, Research School Lead, and Gemma Harvey, teacher of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, member of the school’s Professional Learning Team and Associate Assistant Headteacher at Sandringham School.  Gemma has been an integral part of the development of teaching and learning in our […]

Author: Kate Mouncey, Research Lead, Sandringham Research School
Posted on: 19 December 2017
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Research School Teaching Tip – Metacognition

5 December 2017

In our last blog, we shared with you the Teaching Tip we presented to our staff on the research behind use the use of flashcards as an effective revision tool.In our second presentation to staff, the Research School team focused on meta-cognition and how encouraging our learners to think more explicitly about their learning can be very effective in supporting progress. […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 5 December 2017
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Research School Teaching Tip – Flashcards

29 November 2017

As is customary in most schools, at Sandringham, we try to ensure that when all staff gather together that we take opportunities to focus on learning.  Our Research School team have been providing monthly teaching tips in our morning staff briefings which aim to build teachers’ knowledge about the research on a particular aspect of […]

Author: Caroline Creaby - Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 29 November 2017
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Using research in schools? Helpful suggestions from Dylan Wiliam

24 November 2017

Dylan Wiliam’s article Critical Context in the most recent RSA journal provided me with some useful reminders about the role education research can play in schools. […]

Author: Caroline Creaby, Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 24 November 2017
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The Learning Rainforest: a brief review

17 November 2017

I have been a long time reader of Tom Sherrington’s blogs and tweets so I was intrigued to see he had written a new book, The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms. […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 17 November 2017
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Effective Group Work?

31 October 2017

At Sandringham School, we have run a half termly Education Reading Group for the last couple of years. Colleagues get together over lunch to discuss their reading of a blog, research paper, article or book extract that has been selected for discussion and implications this research may have for their classroom. […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 31 October 2017
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Improving the Quality of Written Work at KS3

17 October 2017

With the reformed public exams at KS4 and KS5, the emphasis on coherent written communication has made improving the quality of writing a priority for the history department. A high level of sophisticated explanation and analysis is required to enable students to reach the top grades and we observed that many students were finding it very difficult to adjust to the new, more demanding written work that was expected of them. […]

Author: Alice Constable - Teacher of History, Sandringham School
Posted on: 17 October 2017
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