What are we doing at Elthorne Park?
Every member of staff is engaging in
action research as part of the school’s
There are three action
challenge for all
In-class interventions for
Teachers across departments meet in their cluster.
Each cluster is led by a pair of Lead Learners who
have expertise in the chosen area.
Teachers engage with some wider reading to kick-start
discussion and generate ideas.
The cluster decide on criteria for observing best practice.
Each teacher decides on their specific line of enquiry.
The importance of reading…
Teachers are keen to stay
up to date with the latest
discussions on teaching
and learning but not all
have the time to read
Using blogs is a good way
of getting more members
of staff to engage with
Wider Reading: stretch and challenge for all
Building Challenge: Differentiation that’s quick and works.
Gifted and Talented provision: a total philosophy
Great Lessons Series: challenge
Great Lessons Series: differentiation
Wider Reading: marking and acting upon feedback
Make your ‘Marking Policy a ‘Feedback Policy’
Marginal Learning Gains: Feedback
Improving peer feedback with Public Critique
What can we learn from Dylan Wiliam and AfL?
Making feedback count: close the gap
Wider Reading: In-class interventions for underachieving groups
Education Endowment Foundation: Teaching and Learning toolkit
Teaching and Learning Interventions
Closing the gaps (WWC)
What works in improving the educational achievement of gifted and talented pupils?
Motivating underachievers: techniques and tactics
Session 2: Sharing our resources and
Teachers share new resources
or lesson plans they've
We are honest about the
relative success of these new
Teachers are encouraged to
ask probing questions of each
other to measure impact.
Before session 3...
Teachers set up peer observations and use the
agreed criteria from the first session.
Session 3: Teachers reflect on their
What were you
What do you
think made a
How are you
Session 4: Formal presentation
What was the aim of your action research?
What are your key findings?
How has your action research shaped your
practice to enable better outcomes for
So in the words of that wise
rapper Vanilla Ice…
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