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Successful school leadership

Successful school leadership

School leaders are under considerable pressure to demonstrate the contribution of their work to school improvement - this review addresses what successful school leadership looks like in a variety of contexts.  

Action research at St Mark's Academy 2014

Action research: St Mark's Church of England Academy 2014

The fourth edition of action research at St Mark's Church of England Academy, this research report represents a significant contributor to the academy's improvement journey.  

Inspiring teachers

Inspiring teachers: perspectives and practices

This study investigates the notion of 'inspiring' teaching. Conducted in partnership with researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Worcester it studies the practice of teachers in Education Development Trust's own schools.  

researchED website

researchED is a grass-roots movement that promotes evidence-based education. The researchED website has been designed and created with the support of Education Development Trust as part of a wider collaboration between the two organisations.  

Educational blogs and their effect on pupils' writing

Educational blogs and their effects on pupils' writing

This research report explores the effect that writing on online blogs can have for primary school pupils. The research project was led by the London Connected Learning Centre.  

Action research for school improvement

Action research for school improvement

This report is based on seven action research projects undertaken by teachers in CfBT (now Education Development Trust) academies in the school year 2012/13. The action research focused on key aspects of school improvement.  

Action research at St Mark's Academy 2013

Action research at St Mark's Academy 2013

The third volume of findings from action research at St Mark's Academy, this research report focuses on research into improving the quality of teaching and learning, based upon a series of teacher-led projects.  

Assessment for learning

Assessment for learning

Assessment for learning – where the first priority is to promote learning – is a key means of initiating improvement. The strategies and principles underpinning assessment for learning form the basis of this review.  

Teachers

Teachers

This review addresses the characteristics of effective teachers, tackles the problems in recruiting and securing the best candidates to teaching roles and identifies best practice in not only recruiting, but also deploying and retaining teachers.  

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

This research report looks at how mindfulness can be used to manage teacher work-related stress. The report is based on a small-scale study of the effects of stress on the structure of consciousness.