Teaching focus: School Direct Trainee
(Fee or salaried route)
RLE focus: Sharing their PhD through an evidence-informed intervention, helping pupils with their understanding of university and high-level academic study
Teaching focus: NQT
(First year NQT)
RLE focus: Increasing pupil impact by conducting an education research pilot project
Teaching focus: NQT
(Second year NQT)
RLE focus: Leading pupil impact by delivering CPD to colleagues to roll out pilot project to more pupils
*Year 3 is optional for both school and participant
The way Tom works is powerful. He is changing the culture of his school and working on high tariff projects – literacy, the power of the outdoors and pedagogical innovation.
In the second year of the programme, participants will create and pilot an intervention or improvement project with a group of pupils tailored to the context of your school.
In the optional third year of the programme, participants will roll out an evaluated version of their second year project to a wider number of pupils, deliver CPD and share their research evaluation findings with colleagues. They are supported to do this by a team of experts in the field.
Participants will align their research with departmental and school priorities in one of the following focus areas:
The majority of our participants stay teaching in non-selective state schools after completing the programme, many with leadership roles in their subject department or across the whole school, including leading extra-curricular activities or improvement initiatives. Our alumni network provides them with access to opportunities to continue achieving the RIS aims.
94% of those who complete the programme remain in teaching
45% of RIS alumni have a leadership role in their school
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