Category: Blog

What does Metacognition look like in the Classroom?

4 May 2018

Latest blog from James Siddle, Head of Withern St Margaret’s Primary School and Head of Kyra Research School […]

Posted on: 4 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized

Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
Posted in: 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
Posted in: Blog

What is it to know a word?

20 March 2018

Latest blog from James Siddle, Head of Kyra Research School […]

Posted on: 20 March 2018
Posted in: Blog

Introduction to the New EEF mathematics guidance

8 December 2017

James Siddle looks at the eight recommendations in the new EEF maths guidance, and what the first of these might look like in practice […]

Author: James Siddle
Posted on: 8 December 2017
Posted in: Blog

Evidence-based guidance for improving literacy

22 September 2017

One of the challenges when trying to use research evidence to improve teaching practice in schools can be the amount of evidence to wade through, and its inaccessibility. With this in mind, guidance reports from the EEF do some of this heavy lifting for you. And a key part of the role of the Research Schools Network is to turn these guidance reports into training programmes that help schools use them in practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
Posted in: Blog

Aiming high for quality CPD

22 September 2017

The Research Schools Network aims to put the use of research evidence into the hands of schools and practitioners. One of the three main strands of its work is training, offering CPD that uses the best research evidence to challenged existing practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
Posted in: Blog

Expanding the Research Schools Network

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in Opportunity Areas. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. From an original project with eleven schools, we have now grown to 22. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 12 July 2017
Posted in: Blog

Attributes of a research champion

5 May 2017

At Kyra Research School we have been considering what skills and attributes a research champion or research lead needs to have to be effective. The attributes have been divided into the three strands of Research School activity, take a look at here. […]

Posted on: 5 May 2017
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#UKEdResChat Research Schools Special

28 April 2017

On 27 April, Juliet Brookes hosted a chat on Twitter about how Research Schools can support dissemination. […]

Posted on: 28 April 2017
Posted in: Blog