How to introduce retrieval practice in primary teaching

Get to grips with retrieval practice: a pedagogical strategy that focuses on strengthening pupils’ ability to recall knowledge, so that your teachers don’t have to re-teach as much material. Alex Beauchamp, head of year at Hunter’s Bar Junior School, explains what retrieval practice is, what it looks like in the classroom, how to get your staff on board with it, and how to evaluate how well you’ve embedded it in your school.