Kyra Research School Conference 2017

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Early Ticket Prices Available until the 31st December 2016

Date: Friday 3rd February

Time: 9am – 3.30pm

Venue: The Epic Centre (Lincoln)

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For Practitioners and leaders in early years, primary, secondary and special settings
Teach | changing children’s lives through development of practice
Research | engaging with and sharing “what works”
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The day includes:
Steve Higgins co-author of EEF T&L toolkit, will be our keynote. Steve will be speaking about a model for effective research communication & use. Please follow this link to find out more –


Workshop by David Reedy – Effective Classroom Talk: How does research practically inform improving the quality of teaching and learning?
In this workshop you will;
  • consider research findings which indicate what is meant by effective talk, including dialogic teaching;
  • discuss examples of classroom discourse and identify key practical features that lead to deeper learning;
  • consider the understandings that we need to develop when preparing for how we talk with pupils; rich contexts, authentic questions, responding to the content of children’s answers, and building learning conversations.
David Reedy is General Secretary and Immediate Past President of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) and Co-Director of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust (CPRT).  Until 2014 he was Principal Adviser for primary schools in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. His most recent publications are Guiding Readers: A handbook for teaching reading comprehension to 7-11 year olds (2016 UCL/IoE Press, with Wayne Tennant, Nikki Gamble and Angela Hobsbaum),  Teaching Grammar Effectively in Key Stage 1 ( 2016 UKLA, with Eve Bearne and Rebecca Kennedy),  and contributions to Teaching English Creatively (2nd Edition, 2015,Routledge, ed. Teresa Cremin)
To find out more about the oracy project that Cambridge Primary Review Trust (CPRT) are undertaking, please follow this link –


Workshop by Laura McQuade – Self-Regulation Strategy Development: A case study of research in a secondary school.
This workshop will;
  • outline the SRSD project – conception, aims and objectives;
  • discuss the trial of SRSD technique;
  • outline the results and conclusions of project;
  • discuss the impact of being involved in research on teachers;
  • discuss analysis of action research in schools;
  • consider how action research can be used in delegates contexts;
  • allow delegates time working in groups to try out the SRSD technique for themselves;
  • allow delegates time to think about and discuss how to use action research in their context.
Laura MQuade has been a Geography teacher for 15 years and is currently Assistant Head of Humanities at Haven High Academy in Boston. She works with the Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Alliance on research and development projects around the county, with a particular interest in the coast area. She is also studying for a Doctorate in Education looking at how teachers’ self-perceptions and the current neoliberal policy technologies in Education can impact on teacher wellbeing.
Other workshops will include:
  • Fliss Norton speaking about early year research at Pen Green. Please follow this link for further information –
There will also be opportunities for discussion, networking and learning more about the Research School offer.



Early Bird Ticket 1st Delegate – £105+VAT        Early Bird Ticket 2nd Delegate – £85+VAT

Standard Ticket 1st Delegate – £120+VAT         Standard Ticket 2nd Delegate – £100+VAT

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