Our impact

Our inspiring research has impact across the world, these features take an in-depth look at some of our ground-breaking research.

Shaping policy on the teaching of grammar and writing

A decade of research into the development of writing in school-aged children has shaped classroom practice in the teaching of writing and informed national and international policy.
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Improving the teaching of pupils with special educational needs

Successive research studies carried out by Professor Brahm Norwich have addressed the development of policy for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), shaped professional understanding of how best to teach pupils with SEN, and generated a resource to support teacher-educators and teacher trainees in meeting the needs of pupils with SEN.
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Informing best practice in education

Education policy in England encourages schools to establish partnerships with schools overseas, particularly in Africa, to help to develop understanding of other cultures. Research by Dr Fran Martin and Dr Helen Griffiths has investigated the effects of North-South study visits (visits by teachers and student teachers to organisations in The Gambia or Southern India) on visitors and on host communities, and the results have been used by schools and professional bodies to inform best practice.
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