Research and Development

A Cambridge Teaching Schools Network Blog

June 29, 2020

Name: Aileen McEvoy


Subject/focus/phase: Lead teacher of R.P.E / Whole School Literacy / Co-ordinatorTeacher of RE

Place of work: Alec Hunter Academy

Click on Religious Studies ‘on a Page’ to discover Aileen's go to research

May 27, 2020

How can schools can be optimised for students that don’t have the raw intelligence other students have? SENCO, Phil Heath discusses why is it important for teachers to plan for differentiation in the online lessons and tasks they set in order to support all students to...

May 20, 2020

Name: Dean Boddington


Subject/focus/phase: Year 1 / Reading

Job title: Class Teacher/ Reading for Pleasure Lead

Place of work: RA Butler Academy

Twitter handle: @MisterBodd

Dean has been teaching at RAB for the last eight years. Working across...

May 15, 2020

Research Blogger Megan Smart shares her top 'go to' research on Secondary Science

May 6, 2020

Research Blogger John Canavan shares his top 'go to' research on Primary Maths

April 27, 2020

Reflections on the EEF's new guidance report - Improving Maths in the Early Years and KS1

Children display a wonderful, natural curiosity about the world and mathematics plays a key role in their development. In the introduction to the report, Professor Becky Francis st...

March 2, 2020

The full version of Esther's article below was published by the British Education Research Association in its Curriculum Journal. In her paper Esther, who is a geography teacher at Saffron Walden County High School, builds up a sketch of the vertical movements within k...

February 25, 2020

Discover how to improve the Social & Emotional Learning in Primary Schools

Teaching staff and governors from Saffron Walden County High School recently participated in a project that will enable schools to better support pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. The UCL Institute of Education, Knowledge Exchange project - Support...

December 2, 2019

This post includes one of our 'Subject on a page'. Through 'Computing on a Page', Katie shares her top blogs and 'go to' research, as well as some key points.

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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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