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Research in Action

Welcome to the CTSN Research’s “Research in Action” page. The aim of this page is to assist with the navigation and dissemination of useful online research, highlight of key debates in a range of subjects and/or phases to help both Primary and Secondary teachers become more research engaged.

We have tasked some of well-established, experienced and researched-engaged teachers from across CTSN schools to highlight their take on this to share with you. We hope this will enable you to access more subject-focused research to inform your own practice and continue to improve teaching and learning across our network.


We want to highlight that the blogs are the personal views of the blogger, based on the researched-engaged teachers own experiences and are not an exhaustive list of resources, but if nothing else a place to start!

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 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 the whole school in a variety of year groups. He is passionate about reading and is desperately trying to make every child share his passion.

Click on Primary Rea...

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

February 25, 2020

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

January 21, 2020

Name: Zach Beamish


Subject/focus/phase: Whole school wellbeing and mental health

Job title: Assistant Principal with oversight of wellbeing

Place of work: Comberton Village College

Zach Beamish and Annabelle Harder (Gamlingay Village Primary) are currently undertaking a year’s secondment to the CAM Academy Trust looking at how to improve wellbeing across a large Multi-Academy Trust. They are currentl...

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.

November 15, 2019

Name: Emily Church


Subject/Focus/Phase: Secondary

Job title: Science Teacher 

Place of work: The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College

Click on  Chemistry on a Page  to discover Emily's 'go to' research.

October 1, 2019

Mark Dawes, SLE Maths specialist shares his Maths on a Page

June 18, 2019

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

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