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Research & Development

Using research to understand and develop the best teaching and learning practices


A key principle of in-school research is that there must be real benefits for students. Research must focus on improving student outcomes and must be forward thinking, improving skills and experiences of teachers to sustain great teaching.


All good teachers reflect on their own classroom practice and will often take intuitive action as a result. Research gives us the opportunity and tools to analyse if new approaches work or not. It helps us to consider both the short and the long term implications of any changes that we make on student outcomes. We can make informed decisions about the merits or otherwise of particular aspects of our approach to teaching and learning both in our own school and more widely. We are then in a position to confidently share outcomes and conclusions with other colleagues.


We worked with Sutton Park Teaching Alliance on: Building teacher capacity through post initial teacher training (ITT) subject enhancement (SKE)-test and learn project. (Mathematics)


We had six teachers who successfully achieved SKE enhancement in Mathematics.


We are currently working with the Maths Hub trialling new Singporean textbooks in Year 1.


We have now extended our textbook research programme into year 2. 


We are pleased to share the findings (see attachment below) from the 'Close the Gap' research which took place across England. We hope you will find the research useful to support and guide your descisions when choosing intervention programmes.  

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