Tag: CPD

Our Research School – what do we do?

9 November 2018

One thing we hear quite frequently from colleagues is that they would like use research evidence to inform their teaching, but feel a bit overwhelmed when they think about it. They don’t know where, or how, to start. How do you know which research to read, which is the most recent or the most rigorous, and which will actually provide practical tips that you can use in the classroom? Isn’t reading research dry, tedious, and hard going? How do you find the time? And don’t you have to pay to read articles anyway? […]

Posted on: 9 November 2018
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Building a network: Research Leads in Norwich #NorRel

11 September 2018

Yesterday, we held our first Norwich Research Leads Network (#NorRel) meeting for this school year. And what a great way to start the year: meeting colleagues from across Norwich and Norfolk, hearing news from other schools, and (very importantly after a 5-period day)… eating pizza! […]

Posted on: 11 September 2018
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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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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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Free training course: Supporting Teaching and Learning for EAL students

30 April 2018

LILAC is an accredited and intensive course, involving four non-consecutive days of face-to-face training for teachers, with substantial amounts of reading and suggestions of many strategies to practice in between training days. It is currently under evaluation by the EEF, and you can read more here. […]

Posted on: 20 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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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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