Journal club: exploring new research

The facilitators were well informed and delivered the content to staff with a range of experiences without being patronising or leaving anyone behind…(through) interesting, relevant questions and challenges.


Who is for?

This programme is aimed at all school staff interested in finding out more about research.

What is involved?

This series of twilights explores recent research into what works to support pupils’ learning and development, both in the classroom and beyond. In each session, a recent piece of research will be explored and its implications for classroom practice explored with participating teachers.

All participating teachers will receive a ‘take-away’ pack of materials and resources from each session, so that they can use the very same session in their own school with groups of colleagues.

Next session

The November session will be an opportunity to unpick key points from researcher Alex Quigley’s book ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’. Through selected extracts, we will look at the importance of vocabulary instruction, analyse some suggested activities and together discuss action in schools towards increasing the ‘word richness’ of our settings. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of how to support language acquisition from early years settings to secondary schools.

Session details

The programme is led by members of the alliance Research Working Group.

Sign up and cost

The programme is free to attend. Participants can sign up for the next session by completing this form.