Category: Blog

Reflections on being evidence informed…

12 June 2018

Here is a very interesting study into research engagement in the teaching profession by Rachel Jackson, LJMU PhD student. […]

Posted on: 12 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

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
Posted in: Blog

An opportunity to work with us: Evidence Leads in Education (ELE)

23 May 2018

Please take a look here for an opportunity to work with us! […]

Posted on: 23 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, News

Exploring metacognition in reading – what might it look like, sound like and feel like when we teach it?

3 May 2018

One of the important messages that comes through the recently published EEF Guidance report on Metacognition and self-regulated learning is that these processes look different in each subject and context. Although the metacognitive cycle of plan, monitor and evaluate generally remains the same, each of these thinking processes looks, feels and sounds different depending on […]

Posted on: 3 May 2018
Posted in: Blog

Guiding Maths – a long term Maths improvement programme

3 May 2018

Primary and secondary schools in Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester have begun a long-term Maths improvement programme based on the EEF’s Guidance Report – Improving Mathematics in Key Stages 2 and 3. […]

Posted on: 3 May 2018
Posted in: Blog

Introducing the Reading and Vocabulary (RAV) Project

2 May 2018

Adequate reading skills and vocabulary knowledge are crucial for learning, especially at secondary school when pupils are expected to learn from independent reading. The RAV project builds on findings from two large-scale longitudinal studies, the Aston Literacy Project (ALP) and the Vocabulary and Reading in Secondary School Project (VaRiSS […]

Posted on: 2 May 2018
Posted in: Blog

Congratulations Emily! Egmont Reading for Pleasure Early Career Teacher 2018

1 May 2018

In March 2018, we were delighted that Emily was awarded Reading for Pleasure Teacher of the Year 2018. The award was the last, wonderful, piece of a research journey she had been involved in for the past year. […]

Posted on: 1 May 2018
Posted in: Blog

Listen to Mark Avis discussing the meta-cognition strand of the EEF Guidance Report on Improving Maths in Key Stages 2 and 3

1 May 2018

Here’s a podcast with Mark Avis (Director of Maths) who is discussing the meta-cognition strand of the new EEF Guidance Report. […]

Posted on: 1 May 2018
Posted in: Blog

NEW GUIDANCE ON HOW TO DEVELOP PUPILS’ METACOGNITIVE SKILLS

27 April 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, designed to support teachers in changing their classroom practice to improve their pupils’ metacognitive skills – in short, their ability to plan, monitor and evaluate their own academic progress so they become better at learning and studying. Evidence suggests the use of ‘metacognitive strategies’ […]

Posted on: 27 April 2018
Posted in: Blog

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
Posted in: Blog