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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.  

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  

School inspections

School inspections: what happens next?

The purpose of this paper is to consider the question: ‘How are inspection findings expected to improve schools?’ in education systems with different inspection regimes  

Achieving successful outcomes through Alternative Education Provision

Achieving successful outcomes through Alternative Education Provision: an international literature review

This literature review explores some essential characteristics of effective Alternative Education Practice  

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