Research Led Sheffield 2018/19

This is the second year of the Research Led Sheffield Programme which is a collaboration between Learn Sheffield and Huntington Research School. The programme includes a training offer, a programme of ‘twilight’ information sessions, contributions to our briefings for school leaders and a half termly newsletter. This builds on the programme in 2017/18 and will include Sheffield colleagues (from the first year programme) involved in the delivery of this year’s programme.

Training Offer:

  • 3-day Metacognition & Self-Regulation course
  • 3-day Leading Learning course (evidence base focus on disadvantaged learners)
  • 1-day Memory for Study Skills

Twilight Information Sessions:

  • Metacognition & Self-Regulation
  • Investigating the evidence for effective CPD
  • Science Guidance Report
  • Effective Implementation
  • Effective use of Digital Technologies
  • Parental Engagement Guidance Report
  • Early Years Numeracy & Literacy
  • School Culture & Disadvantaged Learners

For more information about each aspect of the programme, including costs and how to book places - click on the buttons below.

This programme is included within the Learn Sheffield subscription and subscribing schools can book tickets at any of the events below at no additional cost. For non-subscribing schools each session will be charged at £75 per person unless otherwise stated. If a non-subscribing school would like to access the entire programme the cost of this will be £750 per school.

3-day Metacognition & Self-Regulation 3-day Leading Learning (Disadvantage focus) Memory for Study Skills Twilight Information Sessions Leader Briefings Half-termly Newsletter 2017-2018 Programme

3-day Metacognition & Self-Regulation

Course Overview

Metacognition and self-regulation is one of the most accessed strands of the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit and, on average, has an impact of 7 months additional progress. However, many practitioners are not yet clear exactly how this can be effectively applied in their classrooms, in specific subjects and in their phases to improve student outcomes. This three-day course, based on the Metacognition and self-regulation Guidance Report will dig deeper into the ‘what’, the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of metacognition and self-regulation. This will enable participants to make confident decisions about how to best develop these strategies in their teaching and in their pupils.

Dates Session Venue
Session 1:
24th January 2019
9.00 – 4.00pm
Day 1 – Exploring, reflecting and building knowledge: What metacognition is and is not
Will focus on accurately defining metacognition, the evidence showing its importance in the classroom and deepen our understanding of the ‘metacognitive process’
Learn Sheffield Hub (Newfield Site)
Session 2:
14th February 2019
9.00 – 4.00pm
Day 2 – Using metacognition to solve our schools biggest problem
Will focus on how we can help our students to become self-regulated learners, how to explicitly teach metacognitive strategies and how memory and metacognition are related.
Session 3:
27th March 2019
9.00 – 4.00pm
Day 3 – Making every child an independent learner
Will focus on how we can explicitly teach pupils to organise and effectively manage their learning independently. There will also be time and support for action planning how to implement change and make a difference in your school.
Course Lead - Jane Elsworth and Julie Watson, Director and Assistant Director of Huntington Research School
Cost - £295 + VAT (per place) Booking – Email Evelyn Priestley (Senior Project Officer)