Category: Blog

Inclusion… Exclusion… What does the evidence say?

24 May 2018

This is a link to my presentation and my previous report for the Norwich Opportunity Area.
Both contain a summaries of research and links to further reading. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 24 May 2018
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Early Years teaching (reflections from a Secondary teacher)

2 May 2018

As the Sutton Trust states: “More than half of the gaps in achievement at age 11 are due to inequality that was already present at age five.” Improving early years education is crucial if we want to improve social mobility in the UK.  […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 2 May 2018
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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
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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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Reflections on Day 2 of our Leading Learning training course

14 April 2018

Just before the end of Spring term, we welcomed back senior leaders from around Norfolk for Day 2 of Leading Learning: our programme to improve the quality of Teacher Continued Professional Development. The timing of the publication of the EEF guidance report ‘A School’s Guide to Implementation‘ was too good an opportunity to miss, and […]

Author: Roger Higgins
Posted on: 14 April 2018
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Metacognition and Revision (1) – how to approach exam papers

22 March 2018

I have been using metacognition in my lessons to get students to reflect on their understanding in terms of exam technique and knowledge, so I thought it would be interesting to turn my ideas into something that could work for the masses (ie. not just History students) and specifically in terms of revision. All the students in the group were “High Prior Achievers”, so I felt I could use some more complex techniques with them, and encourage them to move away from “fail safe” methods, such as highlighting, reading over previous work, and producing flashcards, which students often rely upon in times of exam pressure. […]

Author: Vicki Barnett (Research Lead at Notre Dame High School)
Posted on: 22 March 2018
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NorReL March links- Memory and the Science of Learning

20 March 2018

Many thanks to all who came along to the Research Leads Network meeting this month. We had a full and varied Agenda including contributions from within the Opportunity Area, around Norfolk… and across the Atlantic! […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 20 March 2018
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Norwich Research School partners with VNET

9 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that Norwich Research School has entered into partnership with Viscount Nelson Education Network CIC (VNET). […]

Posted on: 9 March 2018
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What learning French has taught me about teaching

4 March 2018

Almost 13 years later, and in the euphoria that the Christmas Holidays and sense of fresh start that New Year brings, I decided to retackle some French. My partner is very good at French, and so when we’ve visited the country I have been heavily reliant upon his ability to speak it almost fluently, with my occasional delight at recognising ‘Sortie’ on a sign and proudly proclaiming ‘that means exit.’ Having realised that our holidays will involve a lot of seeing France in 2018, being the proud woman I am, I decided that I didn’t want to just rely upon my other half’s knowledge of French whilst there, and that I wanted to be able to do some of it myself. Having a C grade, how hard can it be? I naïvely thought. […]

Author: Vicki Barnett (Research Lead at Notre Dame High School)
Posted on: 4 March 2018
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Will they remember this next year? 5 key points for long-term learning

28 February 2018

We encounter a huge amount of information all the time via our senses. If we paid attention to it all, we would very soon be overloaded and unable to deal withany of it. For this reason, much of what we encounter is very quickly forgotten, unless we pay attention to it, and make a point of remembering it. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 28 February 2018
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