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Research School Network: Our Training Programmes 2021 – 22 Find out about the training programmes on offer this year at the Durrington Research School


Our Training Programmes 2021 – 22

Find out about the training programmes on offer this year at the Durrington Research School

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This year the Durrington Research School team are leading a variety of training programmes, covering a range of themes. We will be using a blended delivery approach for all of our programmes:

- Day 110.30am‑3.30pm, face to face at Durrington High School
- 3 x 2hr online modules
- Day 210.30am‑3.30pm, face to face at Durrington High School


Throughout the programmes we will focus on supporting school leaders to:

- Clarify the problem they are trying to solve, linked to their school improvement priorities.
- Understand how the research evidence might help to address this.
- Produce an effective implementation plan, aimed at mobilising the evidence back at their school.
- Think carefully how they will evaluate the impact of the new approaches they implement.


Many of our programmes are delivered as part of a partnership programme with West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove local authorities. However, individual schools or Multi-Academy Trusts are more than welcome to register on our programmes.

Below is a summary of each of the training programmes, including a link to the programme page, where you can find out more about the programme and how to register a place.

Tackling Educational Disadvantage
This programme will look at the issues associated with educational disadvantage and help school leaders identify the specific challenges faced by their pupils. We will then explore how the research evidence can be used to produce a high impact Pupil Premium strategy, aimed at closing the attainment gap.

Training & Retaining Great Teachers
This programme looks at the evidence around teacher development and how this can be used to implement a cohesive and effective CPD strategy across a schools.

Using cognitive science in the classroom.
This programmes will explore the research evidence around cognitive science and how this helps us to understand how pupils learn. We will then look at how this can be used to shape an evidence-informed approach to teaching.

Using metacognition and self-regulation in the classroom.
This programme will explore the research evidence around metacognition and how this can be mobilised in schools, to help our pupils to become better at self-regulating their learning.

An evidence informed approach to developing a secondary curriculum.
This training programme will explore how what we know from the research evidence about how we learn, can be used to shape the secondary curriculum.

An evidence informed approach to developing a primary curriculum
This programme explores the best bets for developing a coherent and diverse curriculum for long-term learning.

An evidence informed approach to improving literacy in primary schools.
This programme will explore the recommendations from the EEF primary Literacy Guidance Reports and how they can be successfully implemented across a school.

An evidence informed approach to improving literacy in secondary schools.
This programme will explore the recommendations from the EEF secondary Literacy Guidance Reports and how they can be successfully implemented across a school.

Improving behaviour and attendance
This programme will look at the research evidence around improving behaviour and attendance in schools, and how this can be used to address the challenges that this presents to schools.

Improving maths in KS2 and KS3
This programme will explore all eight recommendations from the EEF Guidance report for KS2/3 Mathematics and look at how they can be implemented in the classroom.

If you have any questions about any of our programmes, or if you would like to talk to us about bespoke training and support, please get in touch – research@​durring.​com

Shaun Allison
Director of Research School

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