Research and Development

Teaching Schools are at the forefront of Research and Development. Over time practitioners will engage in evidence based innovative and transformational research activities that will change teachers thinking and approaches to teaching and learning.

There are currently 3 national foci- 1. What makes great pedagogy, 2. What makes great professional development leading to great pedagogy, 3. How can leaders lead successful teaching school alliances which enable the development of great pedagogy.

The Durham Teaching School Alliance is currently working with Durham County Council on a number of innovative research projects including:

  • Improving Attendance
  • Challenging the most able pupils
  • Developing strategies to support vulnerable learners
  • Improving boys reading and writing