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Reflections on Lesson Study

12 October 2017

How do you change practice?

Research and our own in-school evaluation show us that children attain better when they are in class with an ‘expert’ teacher. Rosendale Primary School has a number of Lead Practitioners who are outstanding classroom teachers. They are the school’s ‘experts’. This year, their remit is to showcase their teaching to help others to become ‘experts’ themselves.

This week, lead practitioner and year 3 teacher, Ian Herlihy reflects on his first lesson study session of the year. […]

Author: Ian Herlihy
Posted on: 12 October 2017
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A week in summary (Marc Rowland)

6 October 2017

This week, Head of Rosendale Research School, Marc Rowlands, provides an insight into the work of the research school and gives us a few things to consider over the weekend.

At the coalface…
I have worked with six schools in North Yorkshire on their strategy to improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners. It is part of a year-long programme called Achievement Unlocked, commissioned by North Yorkshire LA […]

Author: Marc Rowland
Posted on: 6 October 2017
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A week in summary (Kate Atkins)

29 September 2017

This week, Rosendale headteacher Kate Atkins, shares a few of her thoughts and ideas.

In the classroom

This week saw the first of our new CPD initiative. We are trying to use the lesson study model to develop a way for teachers to see and reflect on great practice in order to develop their own classroom practice. Year 1 teachers watched our Lead Practitioner in Year 3, his blog about his experiences will be coming soon. […]

Author: Kate Atkins
Posted on: 29 September 2017
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Lesson Study – A Case Study

29 September 2017

Rosendale Primary has worked in partnership with the IOE for 4 years, training teachers across London in how to run Lesson Study. Lesson Study is a highly specified form of classroom action research focusing on the development of pedagogy via the close scrutiny of student actions. It has been in use in Japan since the 1870s. Lesson Study involves groups of teachers collaboratively planning, teaching, observing and analysing learning and teaching in ‘research lessons’. Over a cycle, they make refinements to pedagogy which are then tested by others. […]

Author: Scott Palmer
Posted on: 29 September 2017
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Evidence-based guidance for improving literacy

22 September 2017

One of the challenges when trying to use research evidence to improve teaching practice in schools can be the amount of evidence to wade through, and its inaccessibility. With this in mind, guidance reports from the EEF do some of this heavy lifting for you. And a key part of the role of the Research Schools Network is to turn these guidance reports into training programmes that help schools use them in practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Aiming high for quality CPD

22 September 2017

The Research Schools Network aims to put the use of research evidence into the hands of schools and practitioners. One of the three main strands of its work is training, offering CPD that uses the best research evidence to challenged existing practice. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Thinking About How We learn – ReflectED Metacognition Trial 2018

22 September 2017

As Rosendale Primary School prepares to launch the second round of its research into children’s meta-cognition skills funded by the Education Endowment Fund, Justine Paton, one of the managers of the project details the research and the school’s plans for the second trial. […]

Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Rosendale Research School

13 September 2017

Rosendale research school has a very simple goal – to improve educational outcomes for children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, through the use of evidence. Access to high-quality research has never been easier thanks to the work of organisations like the EEF, researchED, Durham and York universities and individuals such as John […]

Posted on: 13 September 2017
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Expanding the Research Schools Network

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in Opportunity Areas. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. From an original project with eleven schools, we have now grown to 22. […]

Author: Jonathan Haslam
Posted on: 12 July 2017
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