Teaching School Collaborative Sandwell

research and development (R & D)

Research and Development is one of the 6 core areas of responsibility for teaching schools. Teaching School Alliances are asked to:

  • Build on existing research and contribute to their alliance and wider priorities
  • Introduce new initiatives within their alliance on existing evidence and ensure they can measure them
  • Work with other teaching schools in their area, or nationally, where appropriate
  • Ensure that staff use existing evidence to develop best practice
  • Allow staff the time and support they need take part in research and development activities
  • Share learning from research and development work with the wider school system

The Sandwell Teaching Schools engage in a range of R&D activities and work with a number of support partners, including local HEI providers, and engage with and in research to inform classroom enquiry-based activity aiming to develop the best teaching and learning practices. This work is supported by the National College which also provides access to other national networks and resources.

Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance

Welcome to Lightwoods Teaching School Alliance. Lightwoods Primary School is a National Teaching School and National Support School. Over a number of years, the Senior Leadership Team and I have...

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Our lady and St Huberts Teaching School Alliance

St. Hubert's School is a co-educational Catholic Voluntary Aided school for Catholic children aged between 4 and 11 years. A limited number of non-Catholic children may be admitted in accordance with...

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Shireland Teaching School Alliance

We believe outstanding teachers absolutely make a difference. Here at Shireland we aim to make a difference to the lives and academic achievement of each and every learner. Join us and inspire a love...

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St Francis Xavier Teaching School Alliance

A small Alliance of good and outstanding Catholic Primary schools working together to offer bespoke and high quality support and development for schools both within and outside of the...

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St John Bosco teaching school alliance

A primary based teaching school who focus on School Direct teacher training in partnership with Newman University, delivering leadership training and development from post NQT to emergent heads...

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The Orchard Teaching School Alliance

The Orchard Teaching School Alliance involves a network of outstanding and good schools from mainstream, special and PRU settings. Our strategic partners include the University of Wolverhampton,...

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Wednesbury Teaching School Alliance

Wednesbury Teaching School Alliance (WTSA), which is led by Harvills Hawthorn Primary School, offers teacher training (School Direct), a range of Continued Professional Development, Specialist...

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Wood Green Academy Teaching School Alliance

As a Cohort 1 teaching school in 2011, Wood Green Academy Teaching School Alliance (WGATSA) was one of the first 100 Teaching Schools in the country. Since then, we have built an outstanding...

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Corngreaves Teaching School Alliance

Corngreaves Teaching School Alliance is an outstanding National Teaching School located in Sandwell in the West Midlands. With a proven track record in training and developing the next generation of...

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