We enjoy a national and international reputation for the quality of our research in education and communication. We received a 4 rating for our research quality in education in the 2001 national assessment exercises. We have excellent regional, national and international links together with close working relationships with many local and national agencies for education and employment.
Wide ranging sponsors
The School has a good track record in successful completion for a wide range of sponsors including ESRC, UNESCO, DfEE, QCA, TTA, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, local education authorities and collaborative arrangements with schools and colleges.
The School is currently undertaking research across the full range of education phases and issues, from early years to post-16 Education and Lifelong Learning. Much of this research addresses cutting edge issues in current educational policy and a significant proportion of it is inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional and international in character.
Influencing Policy and Practice
As a major provider of teacher training, continuing professional development and advice and evaluation support to education institutions, the School is particularly interested in research activities which have a significant impact on policy and practice.