Category: Blog

What did we learn from Leading Learning?

13 June 2018

We’ve said it before: the best thing about being part of the Research Schools Network is the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best practitioners in the country, and we were thrilled to be able to do this with Leading Learning. The generosity within the Network – with both time and resources – was a real help, and we were particularly grateful to Alex Quigley from Huntington Research School for the time he gave us to talk through our plan for the three days. […]

Author: Susi Waters
Posted on: 13 June 2018
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So what does a Research Lead do? #REdRugby 2018

11 June 2018

This is a brief summary of the ResearchEd talk by Vicki Barnett and Niki Kaiser from the Norwich Research School at Notre Dame.
You can access a pdf of their slides here. […]

Author: Vicki Barnett and Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 11 June 2018
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Has a solution to retention been found?

8 June 2018

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Author: Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School
Posted on: 8 June 2018
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Making CPD Effective – useful reading

4 June 2018

Last month, Norwich Research School hosted a twilight on the subject of Making CPD Effective. Roger Higgins and Tom Pinnington from Norwich Research School/Notre Dame High School delivered a whistle-stop tour through the evidence and what it can tell us about effective professional development for teachers. […]

Posted on: 4 June 2018
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CPD at West Earlham Junior School

3 June 2018

In primary phase, it’s quite unusual, in my experience, for schools to have a named person to take responsibility for Continuing Professional Development who isn’t the head teacher. But CPD is a high priority at West Earlham Junior School. Our Head Teacher reflected this by creating my role, a key part of which is to act as CPD lead.  […]

Posted on: 3 June 2018
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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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