Research Advocates

Starting: November 15, 2017 | 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Do you want to explore an aspect of teaching and learning in more depth? Are you stuck with something and want to see what is already out there? Do you want to see if there is any research evidence to back up a change that you are making or considering?

This programme is hosted at Sandringham School, St Albans. You will be required to attend the following afternoon sessions which run from 2.00pm to 4.30pm:

  • Wednesday 15th November 2017
  • Monday 11th December 2017
  • Thursday 18th January 2018
  • Tuesday 20th February 2018

Additional session due to cancellation of 11th December due to snow:

  • Thursday 22nd March 2018

Who is this course for?

The Research Advocates programme is a short programme designed to help teachers of all levels of experience to gain skills and ideas in accessing educational research in an area of their choice.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

This programme will support teachers in:

  • Developing an understanding of educational research – its purpose and methodology
  • Becoming informed on a range of educational research in an area of specific interest
  • Using educational research to inform practice and decision making in teaching and learning
  • Reflecting critically upon and evaluating the use of educational research in classroom practice

Areas of focus

This programme is designed to support teachers in their individual areas of focus.

Meet the facilitators:

Kate Mouncey is Director of Sixth Form at Sandringham School and previously worked in the School of Education at The University of Hertfordshire, coordinating CPD programmes for teachers.





Originally a secondary physics teacher, James de Winter is now a PGCE physics tutor at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, where he also teaches on the primary PGCE course. He is Physics Curriculum Lead for the Science Learning Network Consortium for Central England, London and the South East, where he develops and runs CPD for teachers.



What did others think?

“Research Advocates has been some of the best CPD I have received in my career (14 years plus 4 years BEd and a MEd) ever! I have learnt lots, it has helped me frame my thinking, supported my classroom practice and will allow me to lead pedagogy more effectively at school.”


Places are limited to 10 delegates per cohort.