Partnerships with Schools
- Operational principles and principled work in schools;
- School improvement that ‘makes a difference’;
- Teachers’ analyses of the effects of poverty and deprivation;
- The new Ofsted criteria; and
- Statutory targets.
We put particular emphasis on the teachers’ professional voice and mentoring their practitioner research so that they can also engage in policy advocacy on matters to do with white British students’ under-achievement, ‘closing the gap’, literacy learning, locally responsive curriculum, productive pedagogies and assessment, as well as non/participation and persistent absentees, which have consequences for students not in education, employment and training.
We have close links with the Leeds Education Challenge and the BERA Practitioner Research Special Interest Group (SIG). We also support the development of research into school education and teacher education through a series of city-wide seminars and designated school-based seminars, once every half school-term, supporting schools’ research capacity building, and through recruiting and supporting both part time and full time Masters and Doctoral students, including PhD students and those studying for the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD).