Category: Blog

Technology and the Joy of Movement

13 November 2018

Rosendale Primary School in Lambeth has been encouraging its early years pupils to be more active by embracing technology. Thanks to a €5,000 grant from the It’s Great Out There Coalition, Finnish children’s wear brand, Reima, provided 85 of their innovative ReimaGO activity trackers for the School’s children to wear over the summer half term. According to the World Health Organisation’s recommendations, […]

Posted on: 13 November 2018
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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 […]

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’. […]

Posted on: 10 October 2018
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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 […]

Posted on: 1 October 2018
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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 […]

Posted on: 18 September 2018
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EEF Blog: Grouping pupils by attainment – what does the evidence say?

7 September 2018

Danielle Mason, Head of Research at the Education Endowment Foundation, unpacks the evidence on grouping pupils by attainment. […]

Author: Danielle Mason, Head of Research, EEF
Posted on: 7 September 2018
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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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