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Getting the Simple Things Right: Charlie Taylor’s Behaviour Checklists

Charlie Taylor’s Behaviour Checklists, Getting the Simple Things Right, look at the simple things that should be put in place to create good behaviour for learning. It includes the two lists 'key principles for headteachers to help improve school behaviour' and 'behaviour checklist for teachers'.

State of the Nation report of UK primary science education

This report commissioned by the Wellcome Trust explores the nature of science delivery across the UK and captures baseline metrics prior to the full implementation of it's UK wide Primary Science Campaign in autumn 2017. The campaign’s vision is that all pupils will experience an...

Retaining and developing the teaching workforce

This report examines whether the Department for Education is supporting the schools sector effectively to retain and develop the teaching workforce.

Understanding working memory: a classroom guide

Practical tips for how to break instruction down for students who find it hard to follow direction.

Authors: Professor Susan E Gathercole and Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway

Maintaining Curiosity: a Survey into Science Education in Schools

This report, published by Ofsted in November 2013, sets out the findings of a new survey of science in 91 primary and 89 secondary schools, which was carried out between 2010 and 2013 and aims to support schools in implementing the new National Curriculum.

It is recognised that the best science teachers set...

Can teacher turnover improve student achievement?

According to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published in 2016,  removing low-performing teachers can improve outcomes for students. The study looked at the effect of IMPACT, a performance assessment and incentive system introduced in schools in Washington, DC....

Neuromyths in education

A study published in 2012 showed that possessing greater general knowledge about the brain does not appear to protect teachers from believing in “neuromyths” – misconceptions about neuroscience research in education. A study in Frontiers in Psychology found that teachers who are interested in the application of...

Effective programmes for primary science

Published in 2012, this review focused on examining which  science programmes had been proven to help primary school students to succeed.  To find out, the University of York’s Institute for Effective Education, Johns Hopkins University and Durham University completed a research review on the topic. The review...

Science teacher CPD and teacher careers

This paper, published in 2012, examines the retention and development of science teachers  across the UK and more widely, Europe. The paper examines one particular aspect of this issue: to what extent does Continuing Professional Development (CPD) affect science teachers' career development and retention in the...

Review of teacher assessment: evidence of what works best and issues for development

Written by Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, this March 2009 review of teacher assessment was commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). The review looked at teacher assessment in practice in a number of countries to see what works best and to consider the implications for...

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