Evidence-based teacher development and school improvement
About Enquiring Schools
Enquiring Schools supports professional development and school improvement by engaging teachers in and with research.
Teachers and SLT are guided through a seven step programme by a dedicated NFER facilitator. They work together to identify pupils’ needs and the changes they want to see in their students’ learning; review the latest evidence about effective practice to identify new strategies; design disciplined research projects and rigorously evaluate the results.
Each step is supported and guided by a dedicated facilitator. You will also receive a copy of the Explorer Toolkit which outlines the methodology and includes ideas for activities to stimulate reflection and discussion.
Seven step methodology
Guidance and support
Facilitators are experts in primary and secondary education who will:
Run workshops, meetings and provide coaching
Plan a launch event
Guide you in identifying your objectives
Help you find relevant research to support your action research projects
Support your plans for pilot projects and ensure you rigorously evaluate their impact
Help you recognise lessons learned and how you will sustain change
Organise specialised workshops on topics related to your projects.
City Academy, Norwich
It has given me the confidence to move our curriculum forward in new and exciting ways. It is having a hugely positive impact on my practice and on the development of our team.