Since the first four projects were completed, a further eight have been conducted by staff members across both a variety of departments and in both the Junior and Senior School. Key to the impact and success of the projects is the sharing of findings with all staff members, so that the whole-school is aware of the ideas being explored in the classroom and beyond.
As we embark on another academic year yet more staff members are engaging with research and new to the super-curricular timetable this year is the opportunity for students, of all ages, to become involved. With a whole-school academic theme around the Science of Learning it seems imperative to give the students the chance to participate in the interventions that we staff are trialling, to help better our memory techniques and strategies.
“The use of research and evidence is now positioned as something vital to providing validity to practice.”
Dr Chris Brown, Professor of Education at University of Portsmouth
Putney is not alone in finding a place for Action Research within the staff CPD and student curriculum, but it is pioneering in the way in which it strives to achieve outcomes which will maximise the learning and benefit the success of our students.
To find out more about the Action Research projects being undertaken by staff and the Teaching + Learning blog, please following the link: https://www.putneyhighresearch.co.uk
Director of Learning and Research