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The rapid improvement of government schools in England

This study investigates the experience of an unusually interesting group of government-funded primary and secondary schools in England.  

Inspiring Teachers

Inspiring Teachers: how teachers inspire learners

This report contains the findings from an enquiry that looked at 36 ‘inspiring’ teachers nominated for the project by headteachers and principals of CfBT Schools Trust schools and academies.  

Language Trends 2013/14

Language Trends 2013/14

The Language Trends survey 2013/14 is the 12th in a series of annual research exercises, charting the health of language teaching and learning in schools in England, this year conducted in partnership with the British Council.  

Bilingual education in Brunei

Bilingual education in Brunei

This research, carried out by the University of Oxford, addresses the evolution of the Brunei approach to bilingual education and the role of CfBT (now Education Development Trust) in promoting educational change.  

School self-evaluation

School self-evaluation for school improvement

School self-evaluation can be a fundamental force in achieving school improvement and this review establishes key debates and what the implications are for self-evaluation as a means of leading school improvement.  

Quality assurance and accountability

Quality assurance and accountability

This review focuses on quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, and the use of these methods to drive educational improvement and accountability; addressing structures, responsibilities, processes, tools and models of evaluation.  

Making external school review effective

Making external school review effective

This report considers how learning outcomes can be improved based on findings from the 2012 Windsor International Conference on School Improvement through Inspection and External Review.  

To the next level

To the next level: improving secondary school teaching to outstanding

Building upon a previous report, this research focuses on schools that either achieve and maintain high-quality teaching or succeed in rapidly improving the effectiveness of lessons.  

Community based accountabiltiy in India

Community-based accountability for school improvement

A report of a research project which used a novel approach to improve school standards in India: the training of illiterate mothers to inspect and report on local school quality using a traffic-light scorecard process.  

Outstanding school inspection

Outstanding School Inspection

The study analyses the work of outstanding inspectors employed by CfBT Education Trust (now named Education Development Trust) in the inspection of maintained schools under contract to Ofsted.