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

EEF Implementation workshop – fully booked

09:00–12:30 on 12 July 2018

We look forward to welcoming more than 50 delegates at our half day workshop with Professor Jonathan Sharples the author of the EEF guidance report ‘Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation’. All delegate places are booked with attendees representing 40 schools / TSA’s / MATS from across Devon, Cornwall and Bristol, but if you would like to […]

Posted on: 3 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, Events, Evidence, News, Training/CPD

Revision Cards – Process Not Product

2 May 2018

As we enter the exam period, teachers are busy employing their most persuasive techniques for convincing pupils to get revising outside of lessons! However, there’s little guarantee that many of the weaker students we are most desperate to help achieve will have the metacognitive ability required to ‘hover above’ themselves as learners and ask: […]

Author: Lorwyn Randall
Posted on: 2 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

False Economies vs Teaching for Learning

23 March 2018

How did we end up with the term ‘Teaching for Learning’? We might be forgiven for believing that at best it’s a truism and at worst a tautology. […]

Author: Lorwyn Randall
Posted on: 23 March 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

Metacognition: Meaning and Mobilisation

23 February 2018

“John Tomsett’s 2015 blog, outlining a teaching strategy he used with his AS Economics class in 2015, first introduced me to the idea of metacognition.” – Freya Morrisey discusses metacognition in teaching and learning […]

Author: Freya Morrissey
Posted on: 23 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

digital quizzing platforms in the classroom

24 January 2018

In this blog, PE Teacher and E-Learning Lead Gary Burman, shares his experience of using digital quizzing platforms in the classroom, the observable results they are having for his students and five digital tools to get you started. […]

Author: Gary Burman, e-learning lead, Kingsbridge Community College
Posted on: 24 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

SOUTHWEST MATHS GUIDANCE EVENT 2018

31 January 2018

On Wednesday 31st January 2018, Pete Henderson from the Education Endowment Foundation will be speaking at our Evidence-based Maths event, being held at Plympton Academy near Plymouth. He will be taking delegates through the EEF’s recently published Maths Guidance ‘Improving Mathematics in Key Stage 2 and 3’. […]

Posted on: 5 December 2017
Posted in: Events, Evidence, Training/CPD

Developing Academic Literacy in Your Subject

5 December 2017

Lists of key words – that’s the answer! Words on walls, words in books, words everywhere! The more ostentatious the better, so that we can loudly proclaim that WE DO LITERACY. […]

Author: SCOTT DAVIES
Posted on: 5 December 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

More than ‘Marginal Gains’

9 November 2017

A few years ago the educational conference scene was awash with inspirational (and expensive) speakers pointing to the success of the then Sky Cycling Team and how their medal winning cyclists went about their incredible achievements. The subsequent doctrine that emerged was that if we make small incremental ‘marginal gains’ then these will add up to significant improvements. […]

Author: Lorwyn Randall
Posted on: 9 November 2017
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