Research and Development

A Cambridge Teaching Schools Network Blog

May 14, 2018

Since writing my first blog in June 2017 about the frustrations of the initial set up and first few weeks of use, the only problem that has happened since was some pupils insisting that they hadn’t received the e-mail with the link on it.  Only to find out they were ch...

June 30, 2017

Getting assessment right throughout KS3 and 4 obviously makes a huge difference to pupil outcomes.  Many things I have read on the subject have inspired me to make changes in my practice.  However, many have me shouting at the screen (you will see this is a common them...

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“A researching school is an improving school”


CTSN recognises the importance of being at the forefront of educational research. Research and Development is therefore one of the main activities of CTSN.

Conscious of the benefits of teachers being reflective practitioners, schools within the network each have their own well-established Research Communities.


These comprise groups of lively, enthusiastic and dedicated teachers at different stages of their careers involved in a wide range of Action Research projects.


These groups engender cross-curricular conversations where good practice is shared and also provide a vehicle for teachers to be reflective about their own classroom practice.


The impact of all of this is a heightened quality of experience for the students at the schools where innovation becomes common place.

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