Staff at DHS are able to apply for a one year bursary to carry out a ‘Practitioner Research Project’. These are small scale, school based research projects, that focus on teachers finding out the answers to questions that they think are important – within the context of our school. Their findings are shared with staff.
End of project reports can be downloaded here:
Again in 2015-16, we are working alongside the University of Brighton with Dr Brian Marsh on this project, to support us with research methodology and analysis. In school, Andy Tharby, our Research & Development Leader, leads the projects.
- Phoebe Bence (Science) – area of interest: memory retention & recall
- Andy Paul (ICT/Business) – area of interest: effective teacher/student interactions
- Jack Griffiths (ICT/Business) – area of interest: developing independence
- Emma Bilbrough & Dani Walters (MFL) – area of interest: the use of cognates
In 2014-15, we worked alongside the University of Brighton with Dr Brian Marsh on this project, to support us with research methodology and analysis. In school, Andy Tharby, our Research & Development Leader, led the projects.
- Julie House (Maths) – Can the development of numeracy skills impact achievement in other subjects?
- Carole Marsh (Learning Support) – Enhancing the role of teaching assistants.
- Hannah Townsend (Geography) – The growth mindset teacher.
- Stuart Axten (PE) – What AfL teaching strategies really make a difference to student learning?
- Shane Borrett (Maths) – How can we best support the learning of low ability students and ensure they make progress in line with expectations?
- Jody Chan (Science) – How can ‘flipped learning’ be used effectively to deepen learning?
- Rebecca Owen (Science) – How can we develop a growth mindset in students and what is the impact of this on learning?
- Chloe Gardner (ICT/Business) – @ChloeMuriel – Developing a ‘Student Learning Blog’ across the school and other innovative technologies to engage learners.
- Simona Trignano (Science) – @simonatrignano – Using SOLO taxonomy to develop students as active participants in the learning process.
- Jack Corbett (PE) – @jcorbett1982 – Motivating and engaging low ability KS3 students by the focused developemnt of specific fundamental learning skills.
- Lizzie Wolstenholme (PE) – @DHS_GCSEDance – Developing the use of innovative technology to enhance the quality of learning.
- Rachael Strong – How effective differentiation strategies from KS1 and 2 can be developed and used in KS3 and 4. Learning Innovator Report RST
- Matthew Fairbairn – Developing a peer learning project in maths Learning Innovator Report MFA
- Harriet Schuler – Monitoring and developing independent learning in science Learning Innovator Report HSC
Further Reading on Educational Research