Category: Blog

Implementing Research-based Professional Learning: Why? – by Damian Haigh, Aspirer ELE.

24 October 2018

For the last three years at Wilmslow High School we have been trying to forge a formal link between high quality evidence and research and the professional learning we aim to ensure all our staff are engaged in.  Whilst we have always hoped that the strategies and ideas we have shared and promoted are effective […]

Posted on: 24 October 2018
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Reading Rocks North – by Emily Crumbleholme, ELE at the Aspirer Research School

22 October 2018

On Saturday 13th October I attended the ‘Reading Rocks’ conference in Blyth held at Horton Grange Primary School alongside my head teacher and fellow book enthusiast, Lisa Hesmondhalgh. We arrived on a wet, miserable and rainy morning to the fantastic school and were immediately blown away with the fantastic reading displays they had on show. […]

Posted on: 22 October 2018
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Bring the World into the Classroom by Aspirer ELE Jo Munro

4 October 2018

The recent research paper by Anne Castle, Kathy Rastle and Kate Nation (Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert) highlights the importance of motivating children to read. This reflection by Jo Munroe explores the impact of her attempts to enthuse and engage her class to read more, by bringing the world into […]

Posted on: 4 October 2018
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Developing a whole school approach to Reading for Pleasure by Aspirer ELE Lisa Hesmondhalgh

4 October 2018

Developing a whole school approach to Reading for Pleasure […]

Posted on: 4 October 2018
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A Day in the life of an ELE, by Carol Pope

28 September 2018

A Day in the life of an ELE, by Carol Pope […]

Posted on: 28 September 2018
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EEF Blog: Grouping pupils by attainment – what does the evidence say?

7 September 2018

Danielle Mason, Head of Research at the Education Endowment Foundation, unpacks the evidence on grouping pupils by attainment. […]

Author: Danielle Mason, Head of Research, EEF
Posted on: 7 September 2018
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Effective Implementation – The West Yorkshire System Leaders Symposium

6 July 2018

Jo Ashcroft, Director of Education for the Aspire Educational Trust, shares her thoughts on all things implementation. […]

Author: Jo Ashcroft
Posted on: 6 July 2018
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The Senior Leader Perspective – the how, what, where and why of evidence informed leadership

6 July 2018

Jo Ashcroft, Director of Education for the Aspire Educational Trust explains how the EEF guidance reports are supporting her designing strategic responses to the challenges faced in 3 schools in Cheshire. […]

Author: Jo Ashcroft
Posted on: 6 July 2018
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Raising Attainment in the Early Years

20 June 2018

Find out more about our very successful Early Years Conference here….. […]

Posted on: 20 June 2018
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Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

15 June 2018

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF’s Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Author: Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School
Posted on: 15 June 2018
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