Supporting school improvement through action research
This programme is intended to assist teachers to:
As teachers rarely have knowledge of research methodology, this programme supports them with a simple introduction to the action- research cycle (audit, intervene, re-audit and evaluate) enabling them to plan and reflect on the process of a specific initiative with some element of systematic and rigorous enquiry. In this way, teachers are enabled to extend their skills as reflective professionals, while helping to develop themselves, and colleagues, as members of learning communities. This also provides a model for how teachers may work in future on their own or with other colleagues.
This programme will be of value to all teachers, especially those with posts of responsibility. The programme works best with groups of teachers, across several schools, working on projects which have a common theme, with individual teachers choosing a specific area to address in their own school. Ideally, this programme will be run for a group of schools in a local area, such as that covered by a local authority or multi-academy. This offers an economy of scale for the introductory sessions on methodology, and provides significant opportunities for networking across schools.
TIMESCALE AND COMMITMENT
The central core of the programme consists of:
This can be supplemented where required by support by email and phone.
Each teacher is encouraged to produce a report of around four to five sides of A4 in length, explaining the nature of the initiative, exploring the lessons learnt both in relation to the content and process, and examining the implications for school improvement.
Each school /provider is expected to allow each teacher a minimum of five days of release for work in his/her own school, in addition to the time for attending the central core of the programme.
The intended outcomes are:
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