The TDTS approach is well-aligned with three of the seven recommendations in the Education Endowment Foundation’s guidance report for “Improving Secondary Science”.
- Pillar 1: Build on the ideas that pupils bring to lessons
- Pillar 3: Use models to support understanding
- Pillar 5: Use practical work purposefully and as part of a learning sequence
Following the development and delivery of a pilot TDTS course in Herefordshire in 2018-19, teachers cited specific evidence of increased pupil engagement, understanding and improved cognitive skills when they implemented the TDTS strategies.
There was evidence from pupils of deeper thinking, greater confidence, greater contributions in class and improved behaviour, with particular mention of positive impacts for the less able and less engaged.
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How we can help
No further TDTS courses for secondary schools are currently planned, but following positive evaluation outcomes from our pilot secondary TDTS course in Herefordshire in 2018-19 we remain keen to work with other educational partners to provide further TDTS courses to secondary school clusters in particular regions.
We are not currently able to offer TDTS courses for individual secondary school teachers to book. If you work for an educational partner and are interested in the possibility of working with us to provide a TDTS course to a cluster of secondary schools in your region, please get in touch and we are happy to discuss possibilities with you.
We are happy to help with any queries you may have about TDTS. Contact us at [email protected] in the first instance or call us on 01865 810000
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