Journal club: exploring new research

“There is a huge prize waiting to be claimed by teachers. By collecting better evidence about what works best, and establishing a culture where this evidence is used as a matter of routine, we can improve outcomes for children, and increase professional independence” DfE (2016) Educational Excellence Everywhere


Who is this for?

This programme is aimed at classteachers.

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.

Session details

The programme is led by the follow:

  • Alli Crank, Deputy Headteacher at St John and St Clement’s School
  • Jemima Rhys-Evans, Deputy Headteacher at Charles Dickens Primary School
  • Georgie Mchale, Reception teacher at Charles Dickens Primary School
  • Sarah Seleznyov, Director of Southwark TSA
  • Ally Sprakes, Assistant Headteacher at The Belham Primary

Session 1

This first session focuses on metacognition. Developing children’s metacognitive skills has been shown to have a significant positive impact on their attainment. However, few teachers can state with confidence what metacognition is, or what it looks like in the classroom. Join us to interrogate the EEF’s summary report of research findings around metacognition in order to gain a deeper understanding of how to support children into become more effective learners.

Sign up and cost

Participants can sign up for 2018-19 by completing this form.

Join this programme for he price of £300+VAT