Research and Development

A Cambridge Teaching Schools Network Blog

May 20, 2017

Supporting staff and students with the knowledge demand of the new Linear A-Levels

Knowledge. The elephant in the room. I could not have agreed more with Christine Counsell as she opened the West London Free School History Conference this year. For it serves everything...

May 15, 2017

This was the year. Everyone knew it was coming. We had prepared in many of the INSET days of the previous year, but finally it had arrived. GCSE curriculum changes.

As a department, we’re working hard to figure out the best way to teach the new material, and what became...

May 10, 2017

My project is to evaluate how much stretch and challenge there currently is in our Key Stage 3 English lessons and to examine how to close the attainment gap for our highest ability students. I have decided that I am going to look at students entering on a 5b KS2 level...

May 4, 2017

The notorious Friday spelling test. I can remember practising my spelling words all week as a child. I even slept with my spelling list under my pillow once or twice, hoping that somehow the words would magically transfer by osmosis into my brain. Yet primary teachers...

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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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