Since becoming members of the Teacher Development Trust’s ‘National Teacher Enquiry Network’ a number of opportunities have come the way of Canons High School. The latest of these was a general invitation to NTEN members to meet as a very small (I hesitate to use the word intimate) group with the CEO of the Education Endowment Fund, Kevan Collins. Thankfully, being a member of the ever-connected smartphone generation I was able to respond almost instantaneously to the invitation and secure myself a seat around the table to discuss the relationship between research and education – the archetypal ‘hot potato’ and equally archetypal ‘hot button’ issue du jour.
David Weston democratically framed the terms of the debate through the use of this Google Doc which invited participants to reflect upon the following key questions ahead of the meeting.
How can we encourage schools to engage with evidence when making decisions about…
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