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Kaliszewski, Martin; Fieldsend, Astrid; McAleavy, Tony – Education Development Trust, 2017
Data has played an important role in England's recent school improvement journey. The evolution of the approach has not been perfect but the National Pupil Database has become a vital tool for health checking the education system, driving accountability, directing education policymaking, and tracking the educational attainment of key vulnerable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Databases, Accountability
Churches, Richard; McAleavy, Tony – Education Development Trust, 2016
This publication contains 12 (A3 open-out) poster-style reports of teacher experimental research. The style of presentation parallels the type of preliminary reporting common at academic conferences and postgraduate events. At the same time, it aims to act as a form of short primer to introduce teachers to the basic options that there are when…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Research, Research Design
McAleavy, Tony; Riggall, Anna – Education Development Trust, 2016
This study investigates the experience of an unusually interesting group of schools. There are about 20,000 government-funded primary and secondary schools in England. They are all subject to inspection by the national schools inspectorate for England known as Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
McAleavy, Tony – Education Development Trust, 2015
Increasingly, teachers and schools are becoming aware of the possibilities that becoming research-aware can bring. There is a small but powerful movement within the profession--in the UK and abroad--that has begun to integrate the fruits of research and the skills of the research practitioner into their own practice. But this transition from…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice
Riggall, Anna; Singer, Rachel – Education Development Trust, 2015
This report was conceived as one of three publications that collectively provide a commentary on research awareness and research use within schools in England. This third report in the series presents findings from a small-scale, detailed study of teachers who are operating as their school's Research Lead. The small scale of the study is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Leadership Role, Social Media, Elementary Secondary Education
Bennett, Tom – Education Development Trust, 2015
The researchED movement has generated a new debate about the role of research in schools. Of course there have always been teachers interested in undertaking research and applying the research findings of others. However, involvement in research has tended to be the personal enthusiasm of the individual teacher rather than a coordinated whole…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Educational Research, Case Studies, Vignettes