The Perse School
The Perse School supports educational research through a wide range of programmes. Teaching staff from across the school are encouraged to participate in research projects on a regular basis.
All new members of teaching staff conduct a classroom-based research project during their first two years at the school as part of their induction programme. These projects usually take the form of action research, which is shared with colleagues through departmental meetings or the annual research INSET event, Twilight Research.
Perse Research Awards
Every year, the school recognises a number of more detailed or larger research projects through the Perse Research Awards. These projects are often broader in scope, contributing to the pupil experience across the whole school. The school provides a modest financial reward for staff completing the Perse Research Award.
In summer term, the school organises a staff training event to showcase the educational research projects that have been completed that year. The after-school event, known as Twilight Research, allows teachers from across the school present their research to colleagues and discuss new approaches for the year ahead.
Several teachers at The Perse have undertaken part-time study towards Master of Education qualifications. Often the second year of a masters programme will involve an extensive research project. The school may offer financial support or timetable remission to staff undertaking such research.
Whole School Research
Teachers from across the school have collaborated on a number of larger research projects, involving classes from different year groups and a range of different subjects. This research has been used to inform and guide policy decisions, such as the homework timetable at the Upper School.
The school has participated in a number of national research projects, most recently in rugby and physics. We would welcome enquiries from researchers interested in conducting educational research that could benefit our pupils.