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The Osmo Project

Two staff members at Worsbrough Common are leading a project exploring how new iPad tool Oslo can be used to support learners motor coordination and handwriting skills. Here’s their project outline so far.

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Inductive Spelling Project

Over the summer we’ve completed our small scale randomised control trial into the effect of inductive teaching approaches on learner’s progress in spelling. With the study completed and the data collected, our project has been turned into a poster, to be submitted to the NCTL. We’ve been invited to present our poster at the NCTL […]

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The Good Behaviour Game

Two of our Alliance schools (Oak Hill & Worsbrough Common) are participating in a long term Research and Development project exploring the impact of The Good Behaviour Game. Last week teachers from both schools attended the initial training for the project. Here are their reflections on the two days. I attended a course for the […]

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Innovation Network

The next Innovation Network meeting is on Tuesday 30th June at 4.oopm at Worsbrough Common. Looking forward to seeing you there and catching up with your projects!

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Teaching & Learning Carnival 2015

On Monday 13th April we worked with Stuart Voyce from Holy Trinity School in Barnsley to deliver a workshop about Lesson Study. It was a fantastic day of learning. Many thanks to Stuart for working on this workshop with us. Here’s a copy of our presentation.

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Lesson Study Opportunity

Barnsley TSA are excited to be working with the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University to develop a large scale lesson study project. This project is currently in the early stages of development but we are seeking expressions of interest from schools interested in joining the project. Although the project will have a […]

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Research and Development Opportunity – Spelling Project

We are looking for four Y5 classes to join our small scale Randomised Control Trial, exploring two contacting approaches to teaching spelling. The trial is designed to run over a period of four week and all training and resources will be provided. Here’s a copy of our proposal. If you are interested in joining the […]

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Regional Teaching Schools Conference

It was a privilege to developer a workshop at the first annual regional Teaching Schools conference about our work on Lesson study. We presented alongside Julie Jordan from Sheffield Hallam University sharing the process and principles of lesson study as an effective approach to CPD and some recent case study examples from across the alliance. […]

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Innovation Network Update

We’ve now held two meeting of our Innovation network and a number of exciting projects are running as a result of the meetings – a project exploring strategy that engage and motivate boys in writing in the Early Years setting, a project exploring how to create a reading culture amongst reluctant readers in secondary schools […]

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Innovation Network

Interested in finding creative solutions to drive forward teaching and learning? Come along to our Innovation Network Launch and find out how you can get involved in collaborative R&D activity that will help to move your practice forward.

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