Research plays a pivotal role in developing excellence at Woodfield Primary School. As a team of professionals, our staff are involved in a wide range of research projects. Through connecting with evidence-based research, alongside conducting our own action research, we are able to plan effectively to enhance outcomes and opportunities for our young people.

Coaching: Joint Professional Development, Collaboration & Self-efficacy

This project aims to determine whether it is feasible for a Multi-Academy Trust (The Rose Learning Trust) to develop a professional development system based on non-judgemental observations, coaching, collaboration and self-efficacy instead of performative lesson observations. It is an exciting opportunity to research the potential that coaching has to empower teachers to take control of their own professional development, developing excellence in teaching and learning across school. This project is led at Woodfield by our school’s Research Lead, funded by the Carey Philpott Research Fund (Leeds Beckett University) and supported by Carneige Leaders in Learning (LBU).

Digital Feedback

This exciting project is led by the Education Endowment Fund. Focusing on the role of quality feedback in the classroom, we are taking part in an EEF project investigating the progress of Y4/5 children use technology as a tool to enhance the quality of verbal feedback in maths lessons daily. It is hoped that the findings of the nationwide research study, to which our results  be added to, will support future decisions in how our children interact with feedback across the curriculum.