Externally funded research projects

These research projects are or have been undertaken at the Graduate School of Education as part of the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability. Please click on the project title for further detail.

Awarded To

Project Title


Dr Alison Black, Dr  Bessudnov, Professor  Norwich DfE-Inclusion & the academisation of English secondary schools: trends in the placement of pupils with significant SEN & those permanently excluded Economic and Social Research Council
Professor Brahm Norwich An innovative classroom reading intervention for Year 2 and 3 pupils who are struggling to learn to read: evaluating the Integrated Group Reading (IGR) programme Nuffield Foundation
Professor Brahm Norwich, Dr  Fujita, Ralph
Dr Fraser Milton and Dr Annana Adlam (School of Psychology, University of Exeter)
Using Lesson Study to bridge between neuro-psychology and mathematics education: trialling a novel approach ESRC Transformative Research Call
Dr Alison Black, Dr  Lawson, Professor  Norwich Lesson Planning for Diversity Society for Educational Studies
Professor Brahm Norwich
Professor T Ford (lead), University of Exeter Medical School
The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management programme in primary school children: a cluster randomised controlled trial, with parallel economic and process evaluations. National Institute for Health Research
Hannah Anglin-Jaffe Schools for the Deaf: Importance for Deaf People British Academy
Professor Brahm Norwich Raising Levels of Achievement through lesson development for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) in Secondary School (KS3) Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Professor Brahm Norwich, Dr  Lawson Preparing teachers for more personalised teaching in PGCE programmes: partnership, school based activities and special educational needs. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Professor Brahm Norwich Current collaborative practice of educational psychologists as regards children in care. Association of Educational Psychologists / CWDC
Professor Brahm Norwich, Professor  Wood
Devon County Council
How do practitioners in the early years use the Common Assessment framework: an evaluation Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
Professor Brahm Norwich
In partnership with SENJIT, Institute of Education, University of London
Developing and evaluating SEN programmes in initial teacher training (PGCE)
Teacher Development Agency (TDA)

SEN Policy research Forum

This Forum, coordinated by Professor Brahm Norwich and Dr Peter Gray, contributes intelligent analysis, knowledge and experience to promote the development of policy and practice for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The Forum started as an ESRC seminar series in the 1990s and organises policy seminars in the field.  

Please see the Forum website for details and downloadable policy papers: http://www.sen-policyforum.org.uk/