Category: Latest Research Evidence

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

7 September 2018

The Aspire Educational Trust, are seeking to increase our outstanding workforce and wish to recruit a number of Evidence Leads in Education (ELE). The ELEs will contribute to evidence informed school improvement and will be designated by Aspire Educational Trust. […]

Posted on: 7 September 2018
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Exploring Guided Reading – translating evidence into practice

10 July 2018

Evidence Lead in Education, Emily Crumbleholme, describes how she has developed the teaching of reading in her class – staying faithful to the evidence but being intelligent in how she adapts and refines the processes to her context. […]

Posted on: 10 July 2018
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Calculators? For or Against?

2 July 2018

ELE, Damian Haigh explores the research around the use of calculators in the classroom and, as usual, realises the evidence is nuanced! […]

Posted on: 2 July 2018
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What is it like to be part of an EEF Research Study?

29 June 2018

Evidence Lead in Education, Sarah Izon, interview her colleague Zoe about her first training sessions as part of the EEF Craft of Writing trial and what she will be taking back into the classroom with her. […]

Posted on: 29 June 2018
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Evidence into Practice – Embedding the Improving Literacy at KS2 in the classroom – a Shakespearian Journey!

29 June 2018

Jo Munro (Victoria Road Primary School) talks about using Shakespeare in Year 6 […]

Posted on: 29 June 2018
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Exploring the use of the Times Tables APP- Times Tables Rockstars.

29 June 2018

Jo Munro, Research Lead and Evidence Lead in Education reports on how she has investigated the impact of using the times tables Rockstar App. […]

Posted on: 29 June 2018
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The Effectiveness of Reading Buddies – by Carol Pope

6 June 2018

A small scale DIY study completed by one of our Aspirer Research Leads – Carol Pope Context The following research took place in a large primary school in a town in North West UK.  The school is two form entry and has a diverse socio economic catchment (13% of children are Pupil Premium).  The children […]

Posted on: 6 June 2018
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Evidenced and Informed – Part 5 The final piece of the puzzle.

13 July 2017

in the final part of this five-part blog, Megan Dixon provides some further thoughts and reflections on becoming evidenced and informed in our teaching and learning. […]

Author: Megan Dixon
Posted on: 13 July 2017
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News on the Early Years Literacy Guidance!

30 June 2017

I had the privilege of being invited to attend a meeting, at the EEF offices in London this week, to discuss the content of the first draft of recommendations for the Early Years Literacy guidance report. As far as it stands, it appears that the report will use the same format as the previously published EEF […]

Posted on: 30 June 2017
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Adaptive Mentoring – mirrored support

30 June 2017

In this blog, Mark Avis, the Programme Leader for ITE at the Aspirer Teaching School reflects on how research has underpinned the coaching and mentoring practices used with the student teachers during their training year. As he suggests, this model may have benefits for all leaders involved in learning conversations with teachers. Many schools use […]

Posted on: 30 June 2017
Posted in: Latest Research Evidence