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Research takes many forms at The Perse.  Here are a selection of projects from across the school that are currently underway or have recently been completed.

Challenging the Gender Gap in Design and Technology

Anna Wingfield joined The Perse in 2015 as Teacher of Design and Technology.  Anna is a passionate advocate for women in technology and focused her research on the gender balance of Design Technology classes at GCSE.  Anna completed her research as part of the school’s teaching staff induction programme.  She has since presented her findings…

Engaging Year 8 Boys in Dance

Laura Harker joined the Games staff at The Perse Upper School in 2016.  As part of her work on the school’s PE programme, she has promoted different types of sport and physical activity in lessons.  Her work on promoting engagement in dance among year 8 boys forms her induction research project. “As part of the…

Report-writing with Grammarly

School reports are a great opportunity for teachers to give constructive feedback to pupils and parents, and to recognise improvements and accomplishments.  To write good reports takes time and often teachers are working to a deadline.  In 2018, a number of Upper teaching staff are collaborating on a project using software from Grammarly.  The software aims…

Reducing the Risk of Injuries in School Rugby

In 2017, The Perse participated in a trial led by the University of Bath and the Rugby Football Union that aimed to reduce the risk of injuries in school rugby through a new exercise regime.  The cluster randomised-controlled trial was a major piece of work and will have considerable impact on the well-being of pupils…

Using Music to Teach Latin at A-Level

Alice Ruffle is Teacher of Classics at The Perse Upper School and an accomplished musician.  Alice is combining her interests in her induction research project.  She is investigating whether Latin texts set to music can aid the learning of vocabulary and the ability to decode new words. “Latin teaching traditionally centres around texts from the…