Research and Development

Research and Development2018-09-04T09:53:56+00:00

Claire Bishop

I am the Director of Research for Sir Christopher Hatton and the wider teaching school. I am the editor of The Journal of the Hatton Teaching School Alliance. I have written pieces for our own journal as well as other publications such as the SSAT Sunday Supplement and the Chartered College Journal, Impact. Since joining the school in January 2017 I have been responsible for overseeing the use of educational research in school and support our research coordinator with the continuation of the Research in Brief. Another exciting part of my role includes representing HTSA at national conferences and teacher meetings. As Lead Advocate for the Chartered College of Teaching I can answer any questions you have about the organisation and promote the CCT locally. As Sir Christopher Hatton Academy is Regional Hub for the CCT, I coordinate the training that we provide for all teachers in the local area and beyond! I passionately believe that a greater link between schools and universities will enhance the teaching profession and as am pleased to be involved with BELMAS as a Reflective Practitioner Research Interest Group which aims to bring teachers and academics together to support reflective practice in the twenty-first century. If you are interested in writing for the journal or would like to discuss, become involved in our events or learn more about how research can be used in schools, please get in touch.

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The journals include a number of different features including:

  • Interviews with current academic experts about teaching and learning/continued professional development
  • Summaries of current journal articles that you might not have access to/time to read
  • Action Research updates from members of staff and research projects the school is involved with
  • Information about research methods/ways to develop practice

If you have any ideas about what we should be including in the journal, would like to contribute to the content, or if you are doing some action research of your own within school or outside of school and would like to have your findings published in the journal please let us know.


Embedded Research and Development at Hatton

At Sir Christopher Hatton we value all staff and acknowledge the important role they play in raising standards across the academy. It is important that all staff experienced and those that are new to the profession have the opportunity to develop and embed outstanding practice both within their teams and across the academy. The Reflective Practice CPD programme has been developed to allow staff to research, experiment and observe best practice, which will inform pedagogy and improve the outcomes of students at Sir Christopher Hatton.

The programme is designed to engage staff in the most recent educational research. Staff experiment with teaching and learning ideas during ‘open door weeks’ where they observe colleagues across the academy and reflect in teams on what has been seen to inform their own pedagogy. The sessions also allow staff to carry out small scale research into teaching methods and share these with staff across the wider academy.

The sessions form part of the compulsory CPD programme for all staff at the academy, staff are required to complete action planning documents and will share finding with the staff body during a celebration evening at the end of the academic year.

 – working together –  researching together –  sustaining/creating  excellence together –