Our research white papers explore how teachers are likely to respond to significant changes in government policy - and other areas of interest to our clients.
- International teachers' resource and CPD needs (Nov 2016)
How do the needs of teachers in international schools differ from those of teachers in the UK?
it can be difficult to find localised resources and CPD is often difficult to attend. We ran a focus group and some interviews to investigate.
- Assessment reform in primary schools (May 2016)
Our survey of teachers about their general responses to the white paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere coupled with feedback from our Talking Heads assessment focus groups, prompted us to look further at this theme.
- Educational Excellence Everywhere (April 2016)
800 teachers tell us whether they agree or disagree with some of the big policies in the white paper - and we comment on what they've said
- Digital (r)evolution in schools (Jan 2015)
Our round up of the digital market in schools draws on a wide range of sources, comments on how we've got to where we are now and anticipates the future.
- Primary teachers' use of social media (Dec 2014)
Continuing our investigations into how teachers respond to social media campaigns, we asked primary teachers, via focus group, what's likely to work for them.
- Secondary teachers' use of social media (August 2014)
Received wisdom is that social media is good for building brands, but that teachers are not big users - this survey report provides clarity and scale.
- Primary curriculum readiness (June 2014)
Over 400 primary schools told us via survey, how they are intending to structure, deliver and resource the new primary curriculum.
- The new GCSE grades and accountability measures (April 2014)
18 subject leaders and deputy heads told us, via online focus group what they thought of the new GCSE performance standards and the combined impact of these and the new Progress 8 accountability measure.
- The new primary assessment and accountability measures (April 2014)
14 primary senior leaders told, us via online focus group how they thought their schools would respond to these measures,
- Teachers’ response to curriculum reforms: Primary (April 2014)
16 primary teachers told us, via linked research forums, what they thought about the forthcoming reforms, to curriculum, assessment and accountability.
- Teachers’ response to curriculum reforms: Secondary (March 2014)
37 secondary teachers told us, via linked research forums, what they thought about the forthcoming reforms to curriculum and assessment and the likely impact on resource and CPD needs.
- Primary assessment and accountability (July 2013)
30 primary teachers told us, via a series of online focus groups, what they thought would be the impact of the suggested changes to the primary assessment and accountability measures.
- Secondary curriculum reform (Sept 2013)
30 secondary teachers told us, via a series of online focus groups, what they thought the changes at KS3 to the curriculum and assessment would mean in schools.
- Buyer’s Guide: tablet PCs (May 2013)
558 teachers told us via survey about what devices they use, what they like about them and what more they're looking for.
Very recent papers are available for sale at a nominal amount (usually no more than £500), or are given away to clients who have commissioned work from us recently. If you’d like to know more about our syndicated research programme, and have the chance to submit your own questions to our teacher panel, contact Philip.
Curriculum, assessment and accountability articles
Much of our syndicated research relates to the reforms which are currently working through the system and we often write articles to help teachers and businesses understand them more easily and to give an indication of how schools are responding to them.
See our New Curriculum section for these articles.
You might also be interested in our curriculum comparison documents: detailed breakdowns showing how the new curriculum compares with the old version