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Do you want to explore an aspect of teaching and learning in more depth?  Are you stuck with something and want to see what is already out there?  Do you want to see if there is any research evidence to back up a change that you are making or considering?

Who is this course for?

The Research Advocates programme is a short programme designed to help teachers of all levels of experience to gain skills and ideas in accessing educational research.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

This programme will support teachers in:

  • Developing an understanding of educational research - its purpose and methodology
  • Becoming informed on a range of educational research in an area of specific interest
  • Using educational research to inform practice and decision making in teaching and learning
  • Reflecting critically upon and evaluating the use of educational research in classroom practice

Practical information

This programme is hosted at Sandringham School, St Albans, with afternoon sessions each running from 2.00pm to 4.30pm on:

We are offering two cohorts as follows:-

Cohort 1

  • Monday 14th November 2016
  • Tuesday 13th December 2016
  • Monday 23rd January 2017
  • Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Cohort 2

  • Tuesday 28th March 2017
  • Thursday 27th April 2017
  • Monday 22nd May 2017 (no longer Tuesday 6th June)
  • Monday 10th July 2017

The programme is designed to support teachers in their individual areas of focus.

Meet the facilitators

Kate Mouncey

Kate Mouncey

Kate is Director of Sixth Form at Sandringham School and previously worked in the School of Education at The University of Hertfordshire coordinating CPD programmes for teachers.

James de Winter

James de Winter

Originally a secondary Physics teacher, James is now a PGCE Physics tutor at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, where he also teaches on the primary PGCE course.  He is Physics Curriculum Lead for the Science Learning Network Consortium for Central England, London and the South East, where he develops and runs CPD for teachers.


£100.  Places are limited to 10 delegates per cohort.

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What didothers think?

“Research Advocates has been one of the best CPD I have received in my career ever (18 years+) !  It has helped me frame my thinking, supported my classroom practice and will allow me to lead pedagogy more effectively at school.”