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Action Research At Flixton Girls School

Name Research Projects at FGS 2013-14
Abigail Skinner To investigate pupil responses to teacher and peer marking to improve the quality of responses and pupil progression
Catherine Jones To investigate ways of developing effective transition between KS3 and KS4 in English to develop robust KS4 curriculum
Claire Littlemore Research literacy for TAG pupils across the Communicate faculty
Claire Summersgill To investigate the impact of intervention upon persistent absentee levels in Rosa Parks house
Danielle Ormisher To investigate the strategies for improving the basic numeracy skills of our year 7 students
Danielle Tedford Research the impact co-coaching has on classroom practice and feedback
David Jones To investigate how dates of birth affect CATs scores and further achievement, and how we can close the gap
Dorothy Trussell To research a variety of curriculum models in order to produce an innovative structure that supports the new National Curriculum and promotes aspiration, empowerment and excellence at FGS
Emma Cookson To compare different methods used for teaching sharing amounts into ratios and proportion
Fearn O’Hara To investigate a range of strategies on the engagement of TAG pupils in the Collaborate faculty
Hannah Johnston To investigate the impact of innovative technology on attainment and engagement within the classroom
Jess Smith To investigate the impact of the use of praise on levels of engagement and outcomes at KS4 in the Create faculty
Jo Leigh To investigate the impact of SMSC on improving pupils’ attitudes and wellbeing
John  Cooper To investigate a range of TAG identification and provision and the impact on outcomes in the Create faculty
Joscelin Hennigan To investigate the impact of new technologies and the learning environment on pupils’ learning
Jess Smith To investigate the impact of the use of praise on levels of engagement and outcomes at KS4 in the Create faculty
Kate Davidson To research the impact that “teaching through investigation” has on pupil understanding and engagement in my classroom
Kathryn Stubbs To research the impact of the “Musical Futures” programme on year 9 participation in music
Lee Searle To investigate the impact of “flipped learning” on pupil engagement and outcomes in KS3 STEM classrooms
Mumta Sharma To investigate ways of raising attainment of TAG students in science
Nicola  Ashurst To investigate the impact of outdoor education activities on KS3 pupils and design suitable activities to engage future participants
Nicola Wilson To investigate the impact of outdoor learning on the engagement and achievement of pupils in the Collaborate faculty
Nyla Lea To investigate the introduction of Computer Science at KS3 in preparation for KS4 courses
Richard Martin To investigate the potential impact of a whole school numeracy policy on outcomes for students
Rob Coultas Achieve NACE accreditation to recognise work and progress with whole school G&T role
Sabreena Hansraj Improve differentiaion to stretch the more able with higher order questions and to support the lower ability learners to ensure ALL learners are making good or better progress
Sarah  Ebert To investigate the impact of raising the reading ages of pupils with a reading age below 7.6 on their overall literacy levels
Sarah  Powell To investigate the extent to which DIRT time activities can be successfully implemented in my year 8 Science classes
Sonia Schofield To investigate alternative methods of assessing KS3 attainment and measuring progress without levels
Stacey Kilroe To investigate how enrichment can impact a select group of students and their engagement with science
Tracey Heaton To investigate the effective use of new technology in the Create faculty on outcomes at KS3
Tara O’Halloran Lesson study – as part of Masters qualification