Category: News

Conference report: “A Marked Improvement? Two Years On”

15 June 2018

We would like to thank Liverpool Hope University for hosting our annual conference. The speakers raised some challenging and stimulating questions regarding marking and feedback, and offered practical ways that schools could implement a variety of different forms of feedback. […]

Posted on: 15 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, News

Hitting the Mark: Classroom based research into marking

15 June 2018

The University of Oxford are inviting submissions for an edited open access collection of research papers to be published online next year. If you have completed a school based research project into marking (as an individual, a department or a school) they would like to hear from you. […]

Posted on: 15 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence, News, Uncategorized

NATE North West and Meols Cop Research School Teachmeet

3 May 2018

On Thursday 22nd February, Meols Cop High School hosted a Teachmeet event, organised by the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE). The Teachmeet events are an exceptional opportunity for teachers to share practice, discuss strategies and generally engage with like-minded teachers from around the country. […]

Posted on: 3 May 2018
Posted in: Blog, News


27 April 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, designed to support teachers in changing their classroom practice to improve their pupils’ metacognitive skills – in short, their ability to plan, monitor and evaluate their own academic progress so they become better at learning and studying. Evidence suggests the use of ‘metacognitive strategies’ […]

Posted on: 27 April 2018
Posted in: Evidence, News

Meols Cop Research School: 6 Months In

27 February 2018

Meols Cop Research School has been running for 6 successful months, so what have we been up to this term and what does the future hold? […]

Posted on: 27 February 2018
Posted in: Blog, News


9 February 2018

A new guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) aims to give schools the support they need to put evidence to work in their classrooms and implement new programmes and approaches effectively. The report highlights how good and thoughtful implementation is crucial to the success of any teaching and learning strategy, yet creating the […]

Posted on: 9 February 2018
Posted in: Evidence, News

NATE North West and Meols Cop Research School Teachmeet

16:00–18:00 on 22 February 2018

If you teach English, come along to Meols Cop High School to share ideas, concerns and practice over coffee and biscuits. This free event – the latest in a series of nationwide NATE Teachmeets – provides a great opportunity to hear about the current hot topics in English, and network with fellow enthusiasts! Meols Cop […]

Posted on: 7 February 2018
Posted in: Events, News, Training/CPD

Evidence based revision strategies

25 January 2018

On Wednesday 24th January we held our first venture into assessing the evidence around effective revision strategies. With an examination structure at both GCSE and A-Level based around linear exams it is now, more than ever, crucial to ensure that students are trained and exposed to the most effective evidence based strategies for preparing for […]

Posted on: 25 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, News

Twenty-third Research School appointed

19 January 2018

Highfield Nursery School – in collaboration with Kesgrave and Farlingaye Teaching School Alliance and Springfield Teaching School Alliance – will become the Research School and focal point of evidence-based practice to support the Ipswich Opportunity Area. […]

Posted on: 19 January 2018
Posted in: News

IEE funds seven new innovation evaluations aimed at improving pupil achievement

16 January 2018

A further seven projects have been awarded Research Schools Network Innovation Evaluation Grants, bringing the total number of innovation evaluation projects currently funded to 16. […]

Posted on: 16 January 2018
Posted in: News