The National Teacher Research Panel (www.ntrp.org.uk) is group of approximately 20 teachers and school leaders, all passionate about the difference that engaging in and with research can bring to classroom practice and to our students’ learning. They work with other practitioners, promoting and facilitating high quality teacher engagement both in school-based enquiries and also with formal published research.
They also champion the practitioner perspective in supporting and challenging the research community to pay attention to teachers’ needs through relevant studies and applicable findings. They are proud of these achievements but believe there are now new challenges facing the profession. Much as they welcome the increased emphasis on teacher judgment and reduction in central prescription, the possible removal of free research resources with the closure of, for example, the GTCE with its Research for Teachers feature raises questions about what teachers want and need by way of access to research. So the Panel is currently investigating just that.
The Panel is consulting with a wide range of practitioners from across the profession and has designed a short survey to gather opinions on:
•the research themes that would most interest practitioners,
•how and where practitioners access research findings, and
•the formats that practitioners would find most helpful.
Please click on the attached document to take part in the survey.
The Panel will be analysing the data collected at their next residential meeting which will be held May/June time. The findings will then be written up in a report, which they hope to launch at an event later on in the year.
- NTRP Cover letter and survey link (doc 33KB)