Hampshire Research School
About the Research School
Hampshire Research School is very proud to be part of the dynamic network across the country.
As a Research School, our core purpose is to:
- share and disseminate the very best of evidence-informed practice to schools and teachers across the South of England
- help teachers and leaders to mobilise the research evidence that is out there, into their classrooms
- provide evidence-informed training around a range of themes
- support schools in the region.
We are very proud to take a role in supporting a school led system as part of a dynamic network across the country. Working closely with the EEF, alongside many forward thinking schools and teachers across the UK, we will support the aim of developing an evidence based profession.
To find out more about support and training, get in touch.
Meet the Team
Hampshire Research is led by Co-Directors, Kate Couldwell and Amanda Grant.
Kate is the Head at Front Lawn Primary Academy and has worked there for 11 years. Amanda is the Deputy Head and has worked there for 15 years. Both Kate and Amanda lead English across a large Multi Academy Trust. Front Lawn Academy is also a Talk For Writing training centre.
Hampshire Research School has 4 ELEs:
- Francesca Rodriguez who is an experienced KS2 teacher with a specialism in English
- Zoe Lyndon who is an experienced KS1 teacher with a specialism in Early Reading
- Charlotte Caldwell who is an experienced KS1 and LKS2 teacher with a specialism in Phonics
- Charlotte Chessell who is an experienced KS1 teacher with a specialism in Maths.
Latest blogs from the Research Schools Network
Pupil premium vlogs
Two videos have been designed to help those new to PP leadership or those reviewing their PP strategy.
- Video 1 (15 minutes) – An overview of the main PP strategy and what is statutory. There is advice on what is required in the different sections of the form as well as common misconceptions to avoid.
- Video 2 (10 minutes) – Information on the additional funding related to PP eligible students which is available for 2023/24 and can be used in relation to the National Tutoring Programme and other recovery from covid activities.
Hannah Heron, learning behaviours content specialist alumna and education director at the CLIC trust, considers a new school year and new habits.
Click here to read Hannah's blog.
EEF Funded Projects
The EEF is running a wide range of programmes across primary and secondary schools, nurseries and early years settings, as well as post-16 providers across England. Sign-up here to take part.
Charles Dickens Research School
Explore the Evidence
These regular, open-to-everyone, free of charge twilight series are designed to help busy teachers, support staff and school leaders to engage with, interpret and challenge educational research is returning. Throughout the rest of the year, they be exploring the topics and themes shown here.
Click on the image for more information.
Summer training from HISP Research School
So far this year HISP have been running several programme partnerships across the region, including ‘Making the difference for disadvantaged pupils’, ‘Effective learning behaviours’, and ‘Supporting pupils with SEND in mainstream schools’. They have also provided input to various network meetings and provided bespoke professional development for different schools and Trusts.
HISP ran information webinars, summarising the recommendations from the new EEF ‘Teacher feedback to improve pupil learning’ and ‘Effective professional development’ guidance reports https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/education-evidence/guidance-reports as well as the updated Teaching and Learning Toolkit Teaching and Learning Toolkit | EEF (educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk)
A selection of these recordings of these webinars can be accessed below, for many more free resources click here:
HISP Research School at Thornden aims to support teachers and school leaders with the exploration of the evidence generated by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), with a strong focus on successful implementation. Over the last few months the EEF have produced several new resources.
- A ‘Teacher feedback to improve pupil learning’ guidance report
- A ‘Cognitive science approaches in the classroom’ report summarising the evidence for cognitive science approaches in school settings
- An updated ‘Teaching and Learning’ and ‘Early Years’ toolkit
- A ‘Professional Development’ guidance report
Effective professional development
Teacher feedback to improve pupil learning
SEN Conference 2023
28th February - 2nd March 3.30pm - 4.30pm
www.stem.org,uk/cpd - RM227 D103
The SEN Conference is running across the entire week commencing 27th February to 2nd March 2023. The sessions are remote from 3.30pm -4.30pm everyday.
This course will explore and summaries the recommendations from the EEF's SEN in mainstream schools guidance report, and the Whole School SEND teacher handbook, in a science context. Over the week we will exemplify and provide an overview of strategies to use in the secondary science classroom to support pupils with SEN.
Themes will include:
- Session 1, 27th Feb: SEN in mainstream schools EEF guidance report and what this could look like in your classroom - Steve Smith
- Session 2, 28th Feb: Making the most of your TA in the Classroom – Steve Smith,
- Session 3, 1st March: Ensuring students with Dyslexia are getting the best deal
- Session 4: 2nd March: Ensuring students with EAL are getting the best deal
Book your place here.
Individual sessions are £40 each, please follow the link below in book onto the sessions individually
- Session 1: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/521137/sen-conference-session-1-sen-mainstream-schools-eef-guidance-report
- Session 2: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/521140/sen-conference-session-2-making-most-your-ta-classroom
- Session 3: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/521139/sen-conference-session-3-ensuring-students-dyslexia-are-getting-best-deal
- Session 4: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/519640/sen-conference-session-4-ensuring-students-eal-are-getting-best-deal