Category: Blog

Achievement Unlocked

17 July 2018

North Yorkshire County Council and Rosendale Research School have run a year-long collaborative partnership programme called ‘Achievement Unlocked’. The programme focusses on improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners in North Yorkshire schools. This is the second cohort of schools we have worked with. The first was in 2016-17. The programme involves a series of school reviews, […]

Posted on: 17 July 2018
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Spotlight on Disadvantage; new report for trustees and governors from the National Governance Association

10 July 2018

The National Governance Association have produced new practical guidance for Trustees and Governors on tackling educational disadvantage and making the best use of the Pupil Premium. Marc Rowland, our Head of research School, was a contributor to the report. The report has four key insights: The most effective schools are using evidence to inform their […]

Posted on: 10 July 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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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
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Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School

18:30–20:00 on 9 October 2018

David Bartram OBE will be speaking at our Research School on 9 October about his work. His new book published last month, ‘Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School’ is a selection of essays from leading educationalists (including Head of Rosendale Research School, Marc Rowland) and school leaders, highlighting the significant role that school […]

Posted on: 2 May 2018
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Improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners

28 April 2018

Rosendale Research School is pleased to announce the launch of a new report, Improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners, delivered in partnership with Hampshire School Improvement Services. This report considers the ac!ve ingredients for a successful strategy for tackling educational disadvantage. This is drawn from Hampshire school visits, case studies and the external expert input given […]

Posted on: 28 April 2018
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28 April 2018

This week saw the launch of a new guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation, Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning.  The report offers seven practical, evidence-based recommendations to support teachers to develop metacognitive skills in their pupils. The guidance is relevant to early years practitioners, teachers and senior leaders in primary and secondary schools, as well […]

Posted on: 28 April 2018
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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
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Is context king in school improvement?

24 April 2018

The EEF’s Families of Schools database provides a wealth of information to help schools learn from each other. In this blog post, James Richardson discusses how it can help schools understand and overcome their common challenges. […]

Author: James Richardson
Posted on: 24 April 2018
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Leading without Limits

20 March 2018

Leading without Limits is a development programme created by UCL Institute of Education in partnership with Rosendale Research School.  The programme will explore key strategic areas of school organisation and pedagogy where practice is often at variance to what the research evidence tells us can improve outcomes. This course, for school leaders, addresses head-on some of the […]

Posted on: 20 March 2018
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