Category: 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

Conference – A Marked Improvement? 2 years on

4 December 2017

How has the marking changed since the release of the EEF review into marking practices? How have schools and OFSTED responded to the evidence into marking and what will the future hold for the way we feedback to students? Conference date: Spring 2018 Conference Venue: Liverpool TBC Cost: £95 For further information and to book […]

Posted on: 4 December 2017
Posted in: News, Training/CPD

What is FLASH marking?

16 November 2017

This is a school-developed approach in which teachers give skills-based feedback rather than grades in KS4 English. All of the skills required to access the top band of GCSE English and English Literature performance have been translated into short codes that teachers use when marking work. These codes are also used in lessons to explicitly teach these skills. […]

Author: Sarah Cunliffe
Posted on: 16 November 2017
Posted in: Blog, News

Justine Greening unveils new EEF/IEE Research Schools at the Social Mobility Summit

12 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today confirmed the 11 new Research Schools in to support social mobility ‘coldspots’. The announcement doubles the size of the Research Schools Network. […]

Posted on: 12 July 2017
Posted in: News

IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants

5 April 2017

IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants are awarded to provide funding for pilot evaluations of innovations of teaching and learning approaches that support the Research Schools Network’s goal to improve the attainment of pupils by increasing the use of evidence-based practices. […]

Posted on: 5 April 2017
Posted in: News