Issue One – July 2018
This journal, launched at the CTSN Research conference on 10th July 2018, celebrates some of the Research that has taken place in the Cambridge Teaching Schools’ Network (CTSN) schools during this academic year
Last year, a report co-authored by UCL Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam and Durham Universities explored the national state of play in relation to schools’ use of evidence and research to improve educational standards and outcomes for pupils. They found that:Whilst some schools are strongly engaged, many are not, and this study suggests that attention needs to be paid to each part of the school and wider education system, including research quality and accessibility; school processes, cultures and leadership; teachers’ skills, motivations and knowledge; and the wider policy environment.It’s clear to me that the research and development (R&D) arm of Cambridge Teaching School Network, led by Saffron Walden County High School (SWCHS), has established a very strong culture of research-engagement, developed and sustained by school and alliance leaders over time and this edition of The Journalis testament to this. The breadth of R&D activity is impressive and reflects the strength of CTSN’s work with National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and partnerships with the University of Cambridge, UCL Institute of Education and others. The enthusiasm of colleagues engaged in individual or collaborative R&D is all too apparent and The Journal makes an important contribution in tackling the challenge of mobilising the knowledge gained across the wider educational community so others can learn from it and, importantly, develop practice as a consequence. A huge thank you and many congratulations to all who have so generously shared their work!
Karen Spence-Thomas, UCL, Institute of Education
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