Category: Evidence

New guidance on preparing for literacy

15 June 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on: 15 June 2018
Posted in: Evidence

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

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
Posted in: Latest Research Evidence

Evidence into Practice

25 January 2018

Headteacher Lisa Hesmondhalgh shares how engaging with research evidence has helped to inform the decisions the school has made. […]

Posted on: 25 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

New guidance to improve maths teaching for 7–14 year olds

3 November 2017

A new guidance report, published by the Education Endowment Foundation offers eight practical and evidence-based recommendations on maths teaching that schools can use to make a significant difference to pupils’ learning. […]

Posted on: 3 November 2017
Posted in: Evidence

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
Posted in: Blog, Latest Research Evidence

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
Posted in: Latest Research Evidence

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

Research Lead Tales

28 June 2017

This term we have been lucky enough to carry out some bespoke research with Professor Tim Cain from Edge Hill University. Being a small school there isn’t a great deal of research out there and we wanted to change that. The outcome of the initial meeting with Tim was that one of the main concerns […]

Posted on: 28 June 2017
Posted in: Latest Research Evidence

EYs settings – are you looking for something new?

11 June 2017

The Learning Together Study aims is to find out how successful the Learning Together Programme is in improving the learning environment at home, and whether this improves children’s vocabulary, early literacy skills and social skills. […]

Posted on: 11 June 2017
Posted in: Latest Research Evidence