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Completed Research Projects January 2001 - 31st July 2008

Funder Project Title Duration Amount Project leader and (team)
Gateshead MBC Final Evaluation of the FCP2 14-19 programme June 08 - Jul 08 £7,613

Jill Clark,

(Ulrike Thomas, Colleen Cummings, Ann Briggs

Bradford Council Bradford Extended Schools Evaluation Sep 07 - Apr 08 £19,984

Colleen Cummings

(Pam Woolner, Sue Pattison, Liz Todd)

Durham LEA Facilitating participation in the design process at Seaham College Feb 07 – Apr 08 £5,126

Pam Woolner

(Elaine Hall, Jill Clark, Lucy Tiplady, Ulrike Thomas, Kate Wall)

Welsh Assembly

School Counselling Services in Wales Jun 07 - Feb 08 £17,002

Nancy Rowland (Sue Pattison)

Helen Hamlyn Trust Open Futures Evaluation Phase 1 Oct 06 - Sep 07 £29,300

David Leat

(Lucy Tiplady, Pam Woolner, Chris Falzon)

Gateshead MBC Evaluation of the FCP2 14-19 programme May 07 - Jul 07 £8,950

Ann Briggs

(Ian Hall)

Centre for Excellence in Leadership Leading partnerships for 14-19 educational provision
Oct 06 - Mar 07 £60,000

Ann Briggs

(Ian Hall, Chris Falzon, David Mercer, Fay Smith, Trevor Swann)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) School Counselling for Girls in the Gambia: a Research Study on Effectiveness Jan 06 - Jun 07
£5,000

Sue Pattison

(Antoinette Corr, Gambia)

Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Extended Schools Jan 04-Feb 07 £219,262

Liz Todd and Alan Dyson (Manchester) (Colleen Cummings, Lucy Tiplady)

Scottish Office Evaluation of the ACTS Programme Jul 06 - Dec 06 £15,000

David Leat

(Lucy Tiplady, Jill Clark, Vivienne Baumfield, Kate Wall)

Campaign for Learning Learning to Learn Phase 3 Evaluation Sep 03 - Sep 06 £137,000 Steve Higgins (David Moseley, Elaine Hall, Rachel Lofthouse, Kate Wall, Jen Miller, Lisa Murtagh, Caroline McCaughey, Jill Clark)
Arts Council Artists in schools Sep 05 - Jul 06 £7,000 Pam Woolner
Design Council Schools Renaissance 2004-2006 £87,000

Kate Wall/ Elaine Hall

(Steve Higgins, Caroline McCaughey)

EPPI (IoE)/ Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Learning Skills Systematic Review 2005-2006 £48,000 Steve Higgins (Vivienne Baumfield, Elaine Hall)
CfBT School Buildings Literature Review Jan 05 - Jul 05 £11,500

Kate Wall/ Elaine Hall

(Pam Woolner)

British Academy The knowledge skills and understanding of early years professionals surrounding children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Jan 05 - May 05 £7,500 Steve Higgins (Jane Scott)
Gateshead MBC Sure Start (Leam Lane) Evaluation Mar 02 - Mar 05 £39,000

Jill Clark

(Elaine Hall, Maria Mroz, Caroline McCaughey)

Design Council Schools Renaissance learning environments literature review Jun 04 - Aug 04 £17,000 Elaine Hall/ Steve Higgins (Kate Wall, Pam Woolner, Caroline McCaughey)
ESRC Knowledge and skills for learning to learn (Seminar Series) Jan 03 - Jan 05 £14,000

Vivienne Baumfield

(David Moseley, Kate Wall, Elaine Hall, Sue Robson, Mei Lin, Doug Newton, Jen Miller, Steve Higgins)

Connexions Evaluation of TransPlan for Connexions, DfES and the Regional SEN Partnership 2003-2004 £17,589 Liz Todd
Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) Evaluation of the Impact of 'Thinking Skills' Interventions in HM Prisons Feb 03- Sep 05 £45,000

Jill Clark

(David Moseley, Jen Miller, Vivienne Baumfield, Elaine Hall)

Department for Education and Skills (DfES) / CfBT Embedding ICT in the literacy and numeracy strategies Nov 02-Nov 04 £80,000 Steve Higgins (David Moseley, Frank Hardman, Fay Smith, Ian Hall, Jen Miller, Chris Falzon, Heather Smith, Kate Wall)
EPPI( IoE)/ Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Thinking Skills Systematic Review Group Dec 01-Nov 02 £48,000

Vivienne Baumfield/ Steve Higgins

(Mei Lin, David Moseley, Elaine Hall)

Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Study of Extended Schools Demonstration Project Feb 02 – May 02 £19,554

Liz Todd,

Alan Dyson (Colleen Cummings)

Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Inclusion and Pupil Achievement 2002-2004 £170,257

Liz Todd,

Alan Dyson, Alan Millward

Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Using thinking skills approaches to improve teaching and learning in primary schools Nov 03 –Nov 04 £8,000 Steve Higgins (Jen Miller)
Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Using thinking skills approaches to improve teaching and learning in primary schools Nov 02-Nov 03 £17,000 Steve Higgins (Jen Miller)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Research on Counselling Children and Young People: A Systematic Scoping Review Jan 03 - Dec 04
£6,000 Sue Pattinson (Belinda Harris, Nottingham)
ESRC Interactive whole class teaching in the literacy and numeracy hours May 01-Oct 03 £83,000 Frank Hardman (Fay Smith, Kate Wall)
The Nuffield Foundation Children’s Speech and Language development: an investigation of the knowledge, skills and understanding of early years professionals Sep 01-Aug 02 £16,000

Maria Mroz

(Elaine Hall, Joan Santer, Carolyn Letts)

The Nuffield Foundation The impact of the NLS on pupils with SEN Sept 00-Aug 01 £46,000 Frank Hardman (Fay Smith, Kate Wall)
Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) Learning Styles Mar 02- Jan 03 £96,000

Frank Coffield/ Kathryn Ecclestone

(David Moseley, Elaine Hall)

Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) Thinking Skills Taxonomies for post-16 learners Apr 02-Jan 03 £54,000 David Moseley (Vivienne Baumfield, Doug Newton, Steve Higgins, Mei Lin, Jen Miller, Sue Robson)
Cambridge Education Associates Ltd Evaluation of Threshold Assessment Procedures - Support for the Questionnaire Phase May 01-Jun 01 £2,760

Jill Clark

(Ian Hall)

British Council Developing and evaluating a model for thinking skills intervention in the Asian context Jul 00-Jun 01 £14,000 Sue Robson/ Mei Lin
The Nuffield Foundation An investigation of the relationship between young children's understanding of the concept of place value and their competence Jan 00 – Jul 03 £13,502 Ian Thompson (Fay Smith, Jill Clark)
The Nuffield Foundation Talk, thinking and ICT Jan 00- Jan 02 £10,000 Steve Higgins
Sunderland City An Evaluation of the Pennywell Health and Community Resource Centre Aug 02- Sep 02 £3,000

Ian Hall

(Elaine Hall, Jill Clark)

Sunderland Partnership An Evaluation of the Quality Time Project Feb 02- Mar 02 £4,000

Ian Hall

(Jill Clark, Elaine Hall)

Sunderland Education & Community Services Evaluation of the Literacy Transition project Feb 02- Mar 02 £5,000 Frank Hardman (Ian Hall, Jill Clark)
Willington EAZ Evaluation of Willington EAZ April 01- Jun 02 £5,000 Alan Dyson (Colleen Cummings)
LECG Ltd. Pedagogical analysis of A level Syllabi Aug 01-Sep 01 £4,400

Jill Clark

(Elaine Hall)

Hartlepool LEA Evaluation of EDP Priority: Key Stage 2/3 Transition Sep 01– Jan 02 £24,400

Vivienne Baumfield

(Jill Clark, Ian Hall)

Teacher Training Agancy (TTA) A comparison of different approaches to funding and supporting teacher research Aug 01- Dec 01 £10,588 Liz Todd/ Vivienne Baumfield
Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) Research into the theme: 'Transition between Key Stages in Schools' Jun 01-Jul 02 £15,600

Vivienne Baumfield

(Sally Taverner, Jill Clark, Liz Todd, Peter Fisher, Ian Hall, Mei Lin)

Equal Opportunities Commission The Development of Gender Roles in Young Children: a review of policy and academic literature Nov 00 – Jan 01 £2,998 Chris Skelton (Elaine Hall)
National Union of Teachers (NUT) Thinking Skills Research Scholarships Jun 00-Apr 02 £14,000 Vivienne Baumfield
(Steve Higgins, Mei Lin)
Sumdials Ltd. Early Mathematics and specific concrete materials Nov 00 –Mar 01 £12,196 Rod Bramald
GridREF 2000/New Opportunities Fund (NOF) Design and evaluation of ICT training for serving teachers Jan 99 - Jan 02 £26,400 Steve Higgins/ Jen Miller
Reviving the Heart of the West End (RHWE) Evaluation of the Training Strategy of Reviving the Heart of the West End SRB programme Jan 99 – Feb 01 £12,000

Jill Clark

(Ian Hall, Elaine Robson)

Teacher Training Agency (TTA) School Based Research Consortia Initiative Mar 98-Jun 01 £35,000

Vivienne Baumfield

(David Leat)

  Total   £1,676,481