Category: Blog

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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The joy of reading!

17 July 2018

It is hard to believe that our first year as a Research School is drawing to close; and what a year it has been!  For me personally, being part of the Sandringham Research School team has made me step outside my comfort zone and develop new skills but it has also enabled me to really […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 17 July 2018
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Graphic Organisers

6 July 2018

Following the recent publication of the EEF Metacognition and Self-Regulation Guidance Report, Karen Roskilly discusses graphic organisers. […]

Author: Karen Roskilly - Sandringham Research School Lead
Posted on: 6 July 2018
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Improving Maths at Key Stage 2 and 3: Workshop based on the EEF Guidance Report

26 June 2018

We were very fortunate to welcome Peter Henderson on Monday to talk about strategies to support teaching maths at KS2 and KS3, adding detail to the information shared in the EEF Guidance Report ‘Improving Mathematics at Key Stage 2 and 3’ […]

Author: Kate Mouncey
Posted on: 26 June 2018
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Responsive Teaching – A brief review

23 June 2018

Last term, Harry Fletcher-Wood from the Institute for Teaching spoke at our Sandringham Research School training event about feedback. Harry provided delegates with a fascinating exposition about effective feedback strategies and got us thinking about conditions – from curriculum design to planning – that need to be in place for feedback to improve learning. And […]

Author: Dr Caroline Creaby, Sandringham Research School Director
Posted on: 23 June 2018
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Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

15 June 2018

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Author: Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School
Posted on: 15 June 2018
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