Shared experiences


The process of practitioner research

The Fallibroome Academy, National Teaching School


Examples of practitioner research

The Grove Academy, The Fallibroome Academy, and The Sixth Form College, Farnborough


Leadership and structure in research engaged schools

The Grove Academy, Springmead Primary School, The Fallibroome Academy, and The Sixth Form College, Farnborough


Sharing results from practitioner research in schools

The Grove Academy, Springmead Primary School, and The Sixth Form College, Farnborough


Conference Video

ResearchED’s video of their Primary Schools Outreach Event in June 2015 includes talks by research leads and headteachers discussing their experiences of research engagement. NFER’s Matt Walker also spoke about how involving teachers in enquiry and with research can help to improve learning in schools.


Case studies


Paget Primary School

By using these methods we empowered teachers to use research in a way that was of practical use  to them in the classroom.
 Carole Thomas, Assistant Headteacher

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Danecourt Special School

SEN: Using teacher enquiry to focus on pupils' needs

It’s about using a combination of the desire from teachers to improve, whilst utilising their interests  and strengths, to really make a difference to pupils’  lives.
 Deanne Daburn, Deputy Headteacher

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Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

Wilmington, the first school to receive the NFER Research Mark, describe their research-based approach to CPD

I know students have benefitted from their teachers finding things out, sharing and  discussing knowledge.
 Sue Hunt, Deputy Head

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Accrington Academy

Find out how Accrington Academy motivated students to be co-constructors of their own learning

A really useful professional development for teachers because it has made them reflect  upon their work and how they manage the  classroom.
 Emma Starkey, Assistant Principal

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Academy chains

United Learning

Teachers’ use of research evidence: a case study of United Learning schools

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Sixth form

Farnborough College

An established research engaged college

Our students benefit from a constant college conversation about what is effective teaching and  learning.
 Simon Jarvis, Principal

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Further education

The City of Liverpool College

Action research in further education

 Because it is practitioner-led it happens  organically rather than being imposed from  above.
 Joel Petrie, Chair of CoLC’s Research Network

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