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Research TeachMeets

The first Millais Alliance Research TeachMeet was held on Tuesday 20th November 2015 at Millais School. 

The TeachMeet was hosted by Helen Sykes, Research Leader at Millais School and the welcome was given by Dr. Alison Lodwick, Headteacher, Millais School. Many thanks go to the presenters, the presentations can be found by clicking on the green text. 

  • Dr Colleen McLaughlin, Professor of Education at Sussex University, started off the TeachMeet by speaking about Teacher Learning: Where are we and what do we know? this was linked to her recently published book "Making a Difference Turning Teaching Learning Inside Out" which she edited along with Philippa Cordingley, Ros McLellan and Vivian Baumfield. 
  • Dr Gillian Hampden-Thompson, Professor of Education and director of the Sussex Centre for Teaching and Learning Research spoke about the work of the Sussex Research Network and the opportunities it offers. For more information please contact either her or Rob Rosenthal at Sussex University. 
  • Faye Hatchard, Director of Learning, The Forest School spoke about Pupil Academic Researchers based on work that she has done with boys at the school. She would be delighted to discuss this further with interested colleagues. 
  • Tom Backshall, History Teacher, The Weald School spoke about his experiences with Lesson Study as a means of reflecting on teaching practice.

Interval and networking

  • Caroline Creaby, Assistant Headteacher, Sandringham School, St. Albans and doctoral student spoke about  Becoming a research informed teacher using her wealth of experience. Caroline is also the driving force behind Sandagogy which is a fascinating insight into professional development at Sandringham School. 
  • David Newell, Assistant Director of Learning Humanities, Millais School presented about Effective Use of Data using his research into geography data at the school. 
  • Teresa Gooda, English Teacher, The Weald School spoke about the Expansive Education Project that she has been involved in with Winchester University
  • Emma Wood, PE Teacher, Imberhorne School discussed her innovative approach to collecting data about perceptions of KS4 PE students
  • Gemma Rigby, English Teacher, The Weald School, spoke about the Writing Project that she has been doing as part of her Masters programme and the reasons for completing a masters in general.






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