Research at Rookery School
Research is undertaken by all teaching staff at Rookery with the intention of impacting on Teaching and Learning throughout the school. As a result of studying pupil progress planned research studies are carried out which leads to further progress in many areas of learning, barriers to learning being removed and cognitive milestones being reached.
Through the use of a rich descriptive tool and coaching, staff collaborate on research projects in order to monitor the effects on standards and to discuss current research being carried out that can further particular fields of study in our school. At the present time the current research interest in school centre around:-
- Provision made for higher ability children
- Pupil voice
- Matching activities to pitch
- Accelerated progress-how?
Under these four headings, research includes:
- Developing children’s language in Circle Time, Story Telling and Role Play
- Supporting Lower Achievers in mathematics
- Engaging Lower achieving boys in Literacy
- The impact of peer teaching as opposed to teacher talk
- The use of Numicon in teaching mathematics
- Finding out what effect assertive mentoring targets set for underachieving children have on their engagement and progress
- How do drama techniques increase motivation levels and develop the pupil voice
- Finding out which techniques are effective when teaching reading and vocabulary in intervention groups
- Exploring which intervention strategies work for children who have made no progress in mathematics
- Methods used in the teaching of music that engage children and improve their musical knowledge
Some staff are involved in other research projects within the Colmore Alliance.
It is our intention to gain accreditation for further study.