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Evidence-based teacher development and school improvement
A fresh approach to teacher development and school improvement built around enquiry-based projects carried out by teachers in your school, with support from NFER.
Effective CPD is at the heart of school improvement and one of the most successful ways to develop teachers and have a positive, lasting impact on students’ learning is a research-based approach to teaching1.
By engaging in practical in-class action research, teachers are able to reflect, extend their teaching practice, and enhance their skills based on solid evidence.
Supports school improvement by focusing on outcomes for your students
Provides a sustainable approach to improving the quality of teaching and learning
Includes guidance for teachers and SLT from a dedicated facilitator plus specialised training related to your projects
Access to specially developed resources
Offers the option to apply for the NFER Research Mark at no extra cost and gain public recognition for your work
The programme can be tailored to meet your school’s needs whether exploring new approaches to the curriculum, addressing priorities in your school improvement plan or responding to issues highlighted by Ofsted.
I chose the Enquiring Schools programme because I know that engaging in action research works by encouraging teachers to seize control of their own learning. It also has a really big impact on children's attainment. I like the Enquiring Schools resources, they're really accessible, and the facilitator has been superb.
Anne Heywood, Principal
The Grove Academy
1) Schleicher, A. (2011). Building a High-Quality Teaching Profession: Lessons from around the world, OECD Publishing.