Other Research 


Trust4Learning Writing Project

A research project to investigate a multi sensory approach to teaching writing in an attempt to increase National Curriculum writing levels in Secondary Schools  in the North East!of!England  - Esk Valley Alliance schools participated in this research project.

Please use the link below to read the full report.

T4W Evaluation Report Final.pdf


National College for Teaching and Leadership

 School-based research in a self-improving system

Three greats for a self-improving system: pedagogy and professional development full report

This report is part of school-based enquiry completed by teaching schools during 2012 to 2014. It looks at the following themes:

  • Theme 1: what makes great pedagogy?
  • Theme 2: what makes great professional development which leads to consistently great pedagogy?
  • Theme 3: how can leaders lead successful teaching school alliances which enable the development of consistently great pedagogy?

It highlights that in alliances or partnerships, pedagogy, professional development and leadership within and across alliances go hand-in-hand. They are mutually influential and interdependent. 

It looks at how to: 

  • ensure great pedagogy
  • embed great pedagogy in professional development and leadership within and across alliances
  • support and develop peers’ learning
  • be flexible and adaptable

The report shows the benefits of working with others on research and possible solutions to overcome the challenges


Other reports published as part of this research can be found in the Research and development network: school-based research collection.