Tag: Education

Standing Desks at Rosendale Primary School

19 October 2018

In October 2017, Rosendale started a small-scale in-school research project into standing desks. We purchased 30 standing desks using some of the schools allocated PE and Sport Premium Grant; the desks were used by one of three Year 5 classes, with the other two acting as control classes. Every month the teacher and children in […]

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Podcast Episode 35 : Kate Atkins & Doug Cranston

19 October 2018

Kate Atkins talks to Doug Cranston, PE Lead and Research School Associate about two conferences he has attended this week about Physical Activity in schools. Doug discusses the difficulties of getting academic research into schools and shares some tips for schools who want to get more physically active.

Link to TedX Talk as mentioned in podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tARSCzHLF5g […]

Posted on: 19 October 2018
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Metacognition – Not Just a Growth Mindset

10 October 2018

Beyond Thinking About Thinking Educators are becoming increasingly interested in what metacognition is and how to incorporate it in their own unique school environment. This article explores Rosendale Research School’s journey of discovery; how we developed the ReflectED approach to metacognition and how we pinned down what metacognition was beyond the obvious ‘thinking about thinking’. […]

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Podcast Episode 33 : Kate Atkins & Gavin Clowes

6 October 2018

Kate Atkins talks to Gavin Clowes from Kagan UK about how mixed attainment teaching and the use of cooperative and coaching structures supports brain-friendly teaching. […]

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Metacognition Training – Reflections

1 October 2018

Last week, staff at Rosendale undertook an ALS (adult learning session) on metacognition, led by Research School lead Justine Paton. We asked some of the teachers who took part for their reflections on the session:   “It’s exciting and rewarding to teach a child who is a confident and ambitious learner, who is reflective and […]

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Podcast Episode 32 : Kate Atkins & Esther Gee

28 September 2018

This week’s podcast looks at the links between the EEF guidance reports on maths in key stage 2 and 3 and the guidance report on metacognition and self regulated learning. Find out how teachers use these strategies to improve outcomes in maths. […]

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Pupil Premium – Making it Better

18 September 2018

It is currently fashionable to suggest that if we believe in things a bit more, if we get behind them, it will magically make things better and all will come good, despite the overwhelming evidence. As Philip Pullman says in his masterpiece ‘Clockwork’, ‘you don’t win by wishing… you have to train hard, strive your […]

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Podcast Episode 31 : Kate Atkins & Doug Cranston

14 September 2018

Doug Cranston, Head of PE and Research School Associate talks to Kate Atkins about how he got a project funded last year to track children’s activity rates at school and to encourage them to get more active. […]

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Podcast Episode 30 : Kate Atkins & Rhonda Albert

7 September 2018

ResearchED. This week’s podcast features Rhonda Albert, the first TA to speak at ResearchED, talking ahead of her talk at Saturday’s conference. Rhonda talks about the work that Rosendale school has done with teaching assistants. […]

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Podcast Episode 29 : Marc Rowland & Sarah Wild

13 July 2018

Marc Rowland talks with Sarah Wild from Limpsfield Grange Special School about female autism. […]

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