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    Exploring the Evidence

    The facilitators were well informed and delivered the content to staff with a range of experiences without being patronising or leaving anyone behind…(through) interesting, relevant questions and challenges.

    2018-19 participant

    Overview

    Charles Dickens Research School’s free twilight sessions are where teachers, teaching assistants and leaders meet to share and discuss the latest Guidance Reports from the EEF. These short, free sessions offer an opportunity to develop greater understanding of a theme and the practical implications for the classroom, whilst at the same time meeting like-minded, research-engaged education professionals and sharing ideas and opinions.

    Spring sessions

    Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools: Exploring the EEF Guidance Report
    Date: Wednesday 5 February 2020
    Time: 4-5:30pm
    Location: Charles Dickens Primary School, Toulmin Street, London SE1 1AF

    With the right support, children learn to articulate and manage their emotions, deal with conflict, solve problems, understand things from another person’s perspective, and communicate in appropriate ways. These ‘social and emotional skills’ are essential for children’s development, support effective learning, and are linked to positive outcomes in later life.

    Six recommendations from the report:

    • Teach SEL skills explicitly
    • Integrate and model skills through everyday teaching
    • Plan carefully for adopting a SEL programme
    • Use a ‘SAFE’ curriculum: Sequential, Active, Focused and Explicit
    • Reinforce SEL skills through whole-school ethos and activities
    • Plan, support, and monitor SEL implementation

    Improving Behaviour in Schools: exploring the EEF Guidance Report
    Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020
    Time: 4-5:30pm
    Location: Charles Dickens Primary School, Toulmin Street, London SE1 1AF

    This EEF guidance report is designed to support senior leaders in primary and secondary schools to make better-informed decisions about their behaviour strategies. It includes a number of practical examples of programmes and approaches that should be helpful in schools and classrooms where behaviour is generally good as well as where there are problems.

    Six recommendations from the report:

    • Know and understand your pupils and their influences
    • Teach learning behaviours alongside managing misbehaviour
    • Use classroom management strategies to support good classroom behaviour
    • Use simple approaches as part of your regular routine
    • Use targeted approaches to meet the needs of individuals in your school
    • Consistency is key

    Summer sessions

    Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: Exploring the EEF Guidance Report
    Date: Tuesday 5 May 2020
    Time: 4 – 5:30pm

    Feedback: Exploring the EEF Guidance Report
    Date: Wednesday 8 July 2020
    Time: 4 – 5:30pm

    Sign up and cost

    The programme is free to attend and open to all. You can sign up to attend a session by completing here.