Find out about how School of Education research projects have impacted on education, economy and society.
School of Education impact stories
Schools as shared spaces
Promote community relations in school classrooms through research informed practice.
Supporting spoken language in the classroom
School of Education collaboration with primary schools enhances vital spoken language skills in the classroom.
Everyday Maths resources
Supporting teachers’ engagement with parents around children’s mathematics learning.
A productive partnership in professional learning for maths teachers
Bristol research informs the use of Video Clubs for teacher development by the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM)
Embedding research findings into teaching and learning primary maths
A successful Knowledge Exchange project funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account has embedded Bristol research findings into new materials for Maths teachers
Developing Professional Learning Communities in China
A major research collaboration with Chinese education authorities, led by Professor Sally Thomas, has taken findings from their ESRC/DFID-funded research to actively support international teacher development, tailored to East Asian contexts in China and Vietnam.
Promoting educational equity in Chilean schools
In a country of widespread inequality, good education can help close the gap. But first, we need to decide what we mean by “good”.
Understanding and promoting the educational progress of children in care
Research led by Bristol and Oxford Universities has concluded that, contrary to popular belief, children in care make better educational progress than children living at home receiving social work support (‘children in need’): the care system, therefore, operates as an educational protective factor
A better way to evaluate schools
Value-added measures of performance look beyond basic exam results, helping give a much clearer view of how schools perform within their regional and social context.
Closing the educational attainment gap
Research has helped shape new initiatives aimed at closing the educational attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.
Policy changes improve education standards for minority groups
Research-led changes to policies, programmes and practices have helped raise the school performance of students from black and ethnic minority backgrounds.