‘By engaging with research you can take a lead, question and reflect on your practice. You can try new things in your classroom and learn more about teaching and learning. The more your work is informed by research, the better you can contribute to whole-school improvement for your own benefit and that of your pupils.’ General Teaching Council for England.
It is widely accepted that engaging with research is essential for developing practice. However, with the intense workload associated with teaching as an NQT or an experienced teacher, this is often something that falls by the wayside.
The aim of this site is to signpost educational and leadership research and briefly outline the ‘reason to read’ and ‘key notes’. The hope is that it will reduce time spent trawling through endless research papers and allow you to carefully pick and choose research that is relevant to your development aims and interests.