Tag: Research Lead

Journal Club- reflections on our first term

6 January 2018

I gave Journal Club a bit of a revamp when I started as Research Lead back in September. One of my key aims as Research Lead has been to appeal to the masses of our teaching staff, to cater for the busy teacher who believes they don’t have time for research in amongst everything else they have to do. […]

Author: Vicki Barnett (Research Lead at Notre Dame High School)
Posted on: 6 January 2018
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November round-up (Science and Bananarama…)

09:00 on 5 February 2018–15:00 on 9 March 2018

I want people to look at what’s going on in East Anglia and say “we want to do what they’re doing!”
Stuart Kime spoke at our Information Evening last week about the sense of excitment that’s building in “the East” about how we can work together and use Research to improve practice and outcomes here. He also spoke about Bananrama… but that’s another story.
November has been another busy, positive and encouraging month. You can read our newsletter (and subscribe to it here) but this post outlines some personal reflections on the past month. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 9 December 2017
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October round-up: Spirit of collaboration

10 November 2017

One of the most exciting aspects of becoming a Research School, and being part of the Research Schools Network, is the opportunity it brings to work closely with others and collaborate. Our ultimate aim is to help improve outcomes for young people in Norwich (and Norfolk), but we can’t do this on our own! However, we have an great chance to work alongside others to help and support people around us. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 10 November 2017
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The Beauty of Networks (from someone who hates networking)

21 October 2017

Friends, family, colleagues are precious to me, and have been invaluable. My network of “other mums” (who are primarily my friends) allow me to balance work, life and family by picking my kids up when I can’t get there, reminding me that tomorrow is the school fete, and I need to take in some cake money… and chatting into the small hours about rubbish.

Also important, the conversations I have with colleagues in the coffee room remind me on a daily basis that I’m not the only one who finds things tough/ busy/ amazing/ thankless/ wonderful at times, and I pick up good ideas for teaching particular topics and lessons.

But sometimes the formalization of these groups (or certain aspects of them) can make them even more valuable. We now have Department planning meetings, where we can take a particular aspect of the coffee room conversation (“How do you teach X? What went well last time? How could we work together to make it better this time?”) and make it an integral part of the CPD process. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 21 October 2017
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