Date of release: Monday, September 29, 2014

Professor Andrew LambirthTeachers in Greenwich schools will benefit from expert help from university lecturers.

This academic year, Professor Andrew Lambirth and colleagues from the Faculty of Education & Health, Roger McDonald and Ana Cabral, will be supporting teachers from The Royal Greenwich Teaching School Alliance through the use of action research. This is a progressive, ongoing way of improving teaching, which will be conducted in the classroom.

Professor Lambirth says: “We are delighted to be working with professionals who are determined to make research a key element of their work. This will directly help the quality of their teaching

“We will go into John Roan and Thomas Tallis secondary schools, both within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, three times per term, helping around 20 teachers by passing on advice about how to design a research project. Many local schools are making classroom-based research an important element in everyday practice and the university is playing a crucial supportive role.”

The three Greenwich academics also supply literature, talk to the teachers about research tools, such as questionnaires and interviews, and help analyse the findings. The projects begin in October and will last until summer 2015.

The alliance is a group of local schools that work closely with the university and the Royal Greenwich Local Education Authority in areas such as research and professional development. Greenwich became a strategic partner in March 2013.

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