This session aims to support schools that are at the beginning of their journey to embedding research into their CPD and wider daily life within school. This sessions will look at the purpose behind using educational research in schools, exploring what the literature says (and more importantly what it does not) about the use of research in schools and what you can expect to see. The case study of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, which has recently been graded as ‘Exceeding’ by the NFER’s Research Mark, will be used to explain the pitfall and successes that we have faced in our journey so far. Finally, the session will give delegates the chance to look at the many different ways schools can use educational research with the chance to share ideas before deciding which initiatives work best in your context.
Recently appointed as Senior Assistant Principal: Teaching and Innovation, Claire is responsible for Teaching and Learning as well as CPD at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy. She is also lead for the Hatton Teaching School Alliance for which she edits the alliance journal. For the past two academic years, Claire as overseen the development of the school’s Action Research groups as well as other research focused initiatives. She has just completed an MA in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Nottingham and is a Lead Advocate for the Chartered College of Teaching.