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Focusing on grades is failing education

Post by: Jennie Richards, Emeritus Teacher Research Lead for SUPER and retired teacher. Please note this is purely a personal reflection and not written as a representative of SUPER. In my last year in the classroom before retirement, I asked … Continue reading

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Action Research at Soham Village College – a quick look

Post by: Krista Carson, Teacher Research Lead, Soham Village College. Research at Soham Village College has come a long way over the past 5 or so years. I’ve been with the school throughout the entire journey, and it’s been such … Continue reading

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Jelly and Chopsticks: Learning to Learn

Blog post by Charlotte Hart (Felsted Primary School) and Jess Stow (Great Dunmow Primary School)  Learning, is it as obvious as teachers think? Learning in English, learning in Maths, learning in Science. Children are expected to learn, learn, learn and … Continue reading

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Addressing student stress: ‘Take five; feel better’

Blog post by Katie Neville-Jones, Teacher Research Lead, Bottisham Village College With changes in the GCSE exams and the new 1-9 grading, the stress faced by students is increasing, and so is the urgency schools feel to find ways to … Continue reading

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SUPER Resilience & Well-Being Research: preliminary findings from our pupil interviews

The following post by our Teacher Research Lead (TRL) Krista Carson (Soham Village College) summarises some of the preliminary findings from a selection of our pupil interview data – collected by TRLs as part of our collective and collaborative research … Continue reading

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Inspiring Schools Partnerships – the Schools Together Group’s first Annual Conference at Eton College 24th May 2017

Guest Post by:  David Hall (Teacher Research Lead at Samuel Whitbread Academy) and Jennie Richards (Emeritus Teacher Research Lead).  David and Jennie attended this conference on behalf of SUPER. Although all the partnerships presenting at the conference involved  collaborations of … Continue reading

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What tools can be used to create and sustain teacher practitioner enquiry networks and partnerships?

Guest Post: Jennie Richards Many thanks to Jennie, our SUPER Emeritus ‘teacher research lead’, for the following summary of the key ideas generated at the recent Research Leads Network Symposium hosted by SUPER on 7th March 2017 (see our previous … Continue reading

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A review of the Research Leads Network Symposium, March 7th 2017 (hosted by SUPER)

Guest post: Jennie Richards, Emeritus Teacher Research Lead (SUPER) What tools can be used to create and sustain teacher practitioner enquiry networks and partnerships? About 50 interested people attended this recent event, which was the fourth meeting of the new … Continue reading

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4th Meeting of the Research Leads Network Symposium hosted by SUPER, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, 7th March 2017

Over 50 participants attended the 4th meeting of the research leads ‘network of networks’ which SUPER was delighted to host at the faculty (see previous blog posts by Jennie Richards for overviews of past symposia held at Eton and Christ … Continue reading

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Please, Don’t Leave Educational Research to the Scientists!

Many thanks to Dr Frank Cornelissen for the following guest post!  Frank was recently a Visiting Scholar with us and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. Follow him on twitter @Frank_Corneliss Unfair, unwise, unethical Like many … Continue reading

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