The research library contains information about each research project funded by CfBT.
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.
This series of reviews of best practice in school improvement covers topics such as assessment for learning, inclusion of SEN students, effective teaching, school self-evaluation and successful school leadership.
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 are one of the key elements in any school and effective teaching is one of the key propellers for school improvement. This review is concerned with what makes an effective teacher.
With a specific focus on children with special educational needs (SEN), this review addresses the forms of classroom practice that can help all children to participate, focusing on elements of inclusive education and the implications for schools and school leaders.
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.
School leaders are under considerable pressure to demonstrate the contribution of their work, which has resulted in the creation of a wide range of literature addressing leadership in the context of school improvement.
This review deals with the structure and contents of the curriculum; curriculum delivery; the relationship between school structures and the curriculum on offer ('study pathways'); and teaching (pedagogy).
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.
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.