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Research, Review, Report

This report showcases nine research studies conducted by two CfBT Education Trust Academies: St Marks Church of England Academy and Oxford Spires Academy  

Inspiring Teachers: perspectives and practices

This study investigates the notion of ‘inspiring’ teaching. It arose from headteachers’ suggestions that schools nominate a number of ‘inspiring’ teachers so that their practice could be studied and the results shared ...  

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.  

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.  

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education

The paper gives a high level overview of how impact evaluation can be used in the particular context of government funded privately-provided schools. It also illustrates how more generally impact evaluation can support evidence-based policy-making.  

Lessons from abroad

Lessons from abroad: international review of primary languages

This report offers a comparative perspective on the debate on language learning in schools within England, examining the research evidence and showing how other countries are tackling the typical issues and challenges.  

Education in fragile situations

Education in fragile situations: a review of political economy and conflict analysis literature and tools

This literature review outlines key developments, methodological tools and analytical frameworks in governance, political economy and conflict analysis, particularly in relation to the education sector in fragile situations.  

The impact of sector-wide approaches

The impact of sector-wide approaches: where from, where now and where to?

This research reflects upon and reviews the global progress of education sector wide approaches in developing countries since their introduction in the late 1990s  

Debating the evidence

Debating the evidence: an international review of current situation and perceptions

The purpose of this research was to undertake a review of what is currently known, in the hope of providing a focus for the ongoing development of debate activities  

Closer to home

Closer to home: how to help schools in low- and middle-income countries respond to children’s language needs

These guidelines are for anyone active in education in low- or middle-income countries where school language is causing problems for children’s learning