Research and Development
Within our Teaching School Alliance, we are committed to improving the education system nationally through research and development opportunities for education professionals.
If you would like to find out further information about how we can support a research project within your school, please email us on [email protected] or alternatively complete the contact us form on this website.
Where opportunities arise, we will bid for National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) funding to support research projects and will look to involve local schools in these.
One extraordinary example of Research and Development that has recently been published in the American Chemical Society education publications is from Naomi Hennah, teacher at Northampton School for Boys. For more information on this tremendous achievement see the link below:
For the full article please click on the following link:
Below are links to two national projects involving Teaching Schools.
Links to further articles, organisations and other materials which can help you to develop research within your school can be found below.
ResearchEd - Teacher led organisation promoting research based approaches in schools.
Best Evidence in Brief - The evidence behind the educational headlines from the Institute for Effective Education.
Research and Development Kitbag - Resources developed by The Silk Alliance of Teaching Schools.
Research and Development Case Studies - Case Study materials from the Teaching Schools Council.
Praxis - Research based professional development for teachers.
Research Rich Schools - Website and toolkit to support research in schools.
BERA - Website set up to encourage high quality educational research. Resources include research ethics, journal and blogs.
Evidence Based Education | Policy, Research and Practice - Has useful tips on how to become an evidence-based school and if you sign up (for free) there are resources and book recommendations.
CUREE - internationally acknowledged centre of expertise in evidence-based practice in all sectors of education
Educational Evidence Portal - This allows you to find educational evidence from a range of sources in a single search.
Excellence Gateway - Search and browse for expert resources
National Archives - Archived Research prior to 2010 via the DfE
DIY Evaluation Guide
Schools wishing to carry out their own small-scale evaluations will find the 'DIY Evaluation Guide' produced by the Education Endowment Foundation in January 2013 a very useful and usable resource. It can be found on the EEF website.