Research & Development

Secondary School Title / Area
Fairfield 1:1 staff mentoring Yr11 disadvantaged pupils.
Fairfield Student  wellbeing: increasing readiness to learn and learning effectiveness.
Fairfield Exploring why disadvantaged pupils report to enjoy school less.
Fairfield Progress and attainment – core versus non-core subject.
John O’ Gaunt Developing a robust reward system.
St John’s Marlborough Impact of parental engagement in STEM projects on D&T KS4 uptake.
St John’s Marlborough 12 bite size research projects.
Primary School  
St Michael’s CE Aldbourne Visual representation strategies in Maths.
St Michael’s CE Aldbourne Daily retrieval tasks in spelling to impact on spelling attainment amongst less confident spellers.
St Michael’s CE  Aldbourne Explicit challenge during child initiated learning to improve attitudes towards writing.
St Katherines CE Primary School Developing mastery and reasoning in KS2 mathematics.
Shalbourne CE Primary School Using no nonsense Maths to improve reasoning and problem solving.
Ramsbury Primary School Mastery in Maths.
Ogbourne St George CE Does the Forest School have a positive impact on raising standards in literacy and numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)?
Ogbourne St George CE Does increased parental involvement with phonics have an impact on reading attainment in KS1?
Oare CE Primary School Development of Phonics Provision and Outcomes.
Easton Royal Academy Will a planned programme of collective video reflection improve the quality of discussion about teaching and learning in the school?  Will it help teachers to develop their own thinking and practice?
Baydon St Nicholas CE Teachers create their own evaluation questions, either working individually or in pairs, to develop teaching practice within their classroom.
Baydon St Nicholas CE TAs will work together, under the guidance of the Deputy Head, to develop practice based upon the work of the Education Endowment Foundation.

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