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What We Do

Research and Innovation

We believe that the key principle of in-school research is that there must be real benefits for students.

Research must focus on improving student outcomes and must be forward thinking, improving skills and experiences of teachers to sustain great teaching. 

Therefore we:

  • Strive to be at the forefront of current educational practice so that we are well placed to make informed decisions for the benefit of our children.
  • Build on existing research and contribute to alliance and wider priorities, ensuring that all teaching and learning is the best it can be.
  • Work with other teaching schools in our area, or nationally, where appropriate.
  • Ensure that our staff use existing evidence to ensure their teaching is high quality.
  • Ensure that our research links directly to our CPD and informs future learning. 

Our ethos of collaborative working - not only across our alliance, but also with other alliances - enables us to refine our research practices and share outcomes in a way which maximises the impact on improving the quality of teaching and learning.

Our lead school for research is Settrington All Saints. We work closely with the University of York, the Maths Hub and other research bodies to ensure that our research is of the highest quality.

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24 May 2022

Yesterday we had our fantastic workshop with Hester Binge @STEMLearningUK. Inspiring and informative! If you didn’t get chance to book onto yesterdays course, or KS2 is your area we have our upcoming course on the 23rd June. Follow the link to book @CoastOA @STEMLearningUK

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23 May 2022

For those colleagues who are interested in taking on a new challenge, have a look at this opportunity to become a TA Team Leader ...

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25 Apr 2022

#SchoolDiversityWeek 20-24 June 2022. Lots of resources for schools to celebrate LGBT inclusion @redkitealliance @OGATrust @eboractrust @SwaleAlliance @CoastOA @N_StarAT @HopeSentamuLT @YEndeavour @YouthYorkshire @NSAT_Inclusion @JustLikeUsUK @CEOTheSTARMAT @EskValleyTSA

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18 Apr 2022

Secondary schools and post-16 settings can access a range of educational interventions for FREE or at a subsidised rate through the Accelerator Fund. Find out more with this @EducEndowFoundn webinar on Wednesday 27th April, 4-5pm. Sign up now:

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10 Apr 2022

I’ve been messaged by an senior leader in a small school who is looking to connect with other small school leaders so she can seek advice on roles and time management. Would there be anyone willing to connect to create a little network of support?

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