Our group brings together researchers with an interest in policy and practice in the field of professional learning, educational leadership and inclusive education.
The group is a hub for the development of research-informed professional programmes at Manchester Metropolitan’s Faculty of Education. Our members work with practitioners and policy makers in primary and secondary education, further and higher education. Our research encompasses initial teacher education (pre-service), the early career phase and career-long professional learning.
The group’s research programme has five strands:
- research on policy;
- inclusive education for diverse learners;
- pedagogical innovation;
- educational leadership and management;
- educational assessment.
We welcome and maintain active collaborations with schools, colleges, local authorities, Teaching Schools and education consortia; and participate in regional, national and international networks to promote high quality research in and for teacher education and the wider education workforce.
Areas of interest:
- International policies and practices in the preparation, induction and continuing development of teachers.
- Research-led approaches to inclusive learning in professional development.
- Developing and evaluating research-informed pedagogical practices.
- The role of values in educational leadership and management.
- Use and value of different approaches to assessment and its implications for policy.
Convener: Professor Moira Hulme
Stephanie Ainsworth, Huw Bell, Tony Brown, Linda Hammersley-Fletcher, Chris Hanley, Moira Hulme, Emilee Rauschenberger, Harry Torrance.
Dominic Griffiths, Ben Haines, Rob Hulme, Karen Meanwell, Peter Hick, Julie Scanlon, Anna Olsson Rost, Rachel Jackson-Marsden.
Research degree students
Usama Darwish, Georgia Hindle, Helen Ryan-Atkin.
Global Education Policy: Understanding the origins, impact, and international diffusion of Teach First Emilee Rauschenberger. ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship £100K (October 2018 - September 2020)
Quick Controls 2 Steph Ainsworth
and Huw Bell. Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Innovate UK £133K (September 2018 - July 2020)
- Evaluation: Education Achievement Service (EAS) Support for Newly Qualified Teachers Moira Hulme, Steph Ainsworth & Ben Haines. EAS, £23K (January 2019 - June 2019)
- Evaluation of the Accelerated Improvement in Knowsley: Pathways to success Moira Hulme, Steph Ainsworth & Ben Haines. Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council £10K (September 2018 - August 2019)
- The Leadership Challenges of Collaborative School Improvement: knowledge building and impact. Moira Hulme. BELMAS (Research & development grant) £3K (June 2018 - May 2019)
- Change Management Across a Twelve-school Trust. Linda Hammersley-Fletcher. Griffin Schools Trust £19K (September 2018 - August 2019)
- ITE4I Yvette Solomon & Peter Hick. National Council for Special Education, Ireland €172,953 (September 2015 - June 2018)
- The Dyslexia Support Project Dominic Griffiths, Kath Kelly, Sarah McNicol, & Peter Hick. The Department for Education/British Dyslexia Association £67K (April 2016 - March 2018)
- The Cluster-Based Approach to School Improvement Planning. Moira Hulme, Emilee Rauschenberger & Ben Haines. Education Achievement Service of South East Wales £20K (2018)