Category: Blog

Cherry picking or broad vistas: Using research evidence to improve outcomes for vulnerable learners.

3 February 2018

The main thing I have learned from working with schools on improving outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable learners is that there is no magic elixir. There is no sledgehammer that can break the shackles of underachievement in vulnerable groups. […]

Author: Marc Rowland
Posted on: 3 February 2018
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Opinion: Marc Rowland on working with parents

15 December 2017

When I started secondary school, some time ago, I was hauled into the headteacher’s office (for a crime I obviously didn’t commit). The head promptly told me ‘your mother was just as bad’. […]

Author: Marc Rowland,
Posted on: 15 December 2017
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Reflections on the EEF report into Lesson Study published in November 2017

7 December 2017

Esther Gee, Acting Deputy Headteacher from Rosendale Primary School, reflects on the key findings of the EEF’s recent report into Lesson Study in the context of her own work in this area over the last three years. […]

Posted on: 7 December 2017
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Disciplined Enquiry: Does the duration and frequency of French lessons matter to pupil outcomes?

1 December 2017

I was asked to conduct a research project into the attainment in and retention of Modern Foreign Languages. After careful consideration, I decided to compare the effectiveness of teaching one long lesson a week compared with three shorter sessions […]

Author: Miriam Paridjanian, French teacher Rosendale Primary School.
Posted on: 1 December 2017
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Innovation = Ambition + Change + Delivery

24 November 2017

Roy Blatchford reflects on innovation in the context of education leadership and policymaking… A defining characteristic of our age is that the extraordinary becomes the commonplace, at a faster and faster rate. The near horizon is being transformed before our eyes. The tech FAANGs – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – are busy shaping […]

Author: Roy Blatchford CBE
Posted on: 24 November 2017
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Raising the achievement of disadvantaged and vulnerable learners

22 February 2018

Rosendale School Rosendale Rd, West Dulwich, London SE21 8LR 22 February 2018 Cost: £25 Speakers Kate Atkins Marc Rowland David Bartram OBE Booking is via Eventbrite […]

Posted on: 20 November 2017
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Astronauts, leadership and lesson study.

16 November 2017

School holidays are one of the few opportunities to catch up on some reading – a little bit of ‘trash’ (usually a crime thriller), some children’s fiction (Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, which made me cry so hard at the end that my family came to find out what on earth was the matter) and something […]

Author: Kate Atkins
Posted on: 16 November 2017
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A unique opportunity to learn from lesson study and mathematics expert, Professor Akihiko Takahashi

7 November 2017

Rosendale Primary School is delighted to be hosting an event on Friday 8 December on behalf of the Institute of Education, London Centre for Leadership in Learning exploring the role of the koshi in lesson study, The session, led by lesson study and mathematics expert Professor Akihiko Takahashi, is part of a two day programme exploring the Japanese approach to problem solving in mathematics, lesson study as a tool to improve teaching and learning, and the role of the koshi. […]

Posted on: 7 November 2017
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Language, communication and environment

3 November 2017

This week at Rosendale Year 2 teachers visited my Reception class with the focus of observing the children in my class with poor language skills. I was interested to learn how these children communicate with each other and how the classroom environment supports their language development. […]

Author: Katy Griffiths
Posted on: 3 November 2017
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Maximising the impact of teaching assistants

22 January 2018–25 June 2018

This strategic leadership course, which guides school leaders through a process of strategic review and change, is hosted at Rosendale Research School and led by Rob Webster (UCL Institute of Education). […]

Posted on: 19 October 2017
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