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Practitioner Research

Do you have a good research idea but need some support and some thinking time to make it happen?

The Education and Training Foundation is committed to seeking opportunities to give practitioners the time and space to reflect, experiment, apply, and generate their own, evidence in order to improve their and their colleagues’ practice and ultimately outcomes for learners. We are pleased to demonstrate this by offering opportunities, for another year, to practitioners wishing to undertake a supported action research project during the academic year 2016-17.

SET bursaries

There will be a limited number of bursaries of £500 for successful applicants who are SET members. These will be allocated of a first come, first served basis.
Any successful applicants who are not already members of SET will be given a year’s free membership during their participation in the programme.

Turn your idea into great practice!

In 2016-17 there were two types of opportunity (both programmes accepted applications from any region of England, any type of provider and any type of practitioner role).

1.The Research Development Fellowship (RDF) Programme that has been running since 2009 and delivered in partnership with the University of Sunderland Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT).

2.The Exploratory Research in maths and English Programme. These opportunities were intended for practitioners who liked the opportunity to further develop their research idea focused on maths and English teaching. This programme was also delivered in partnership with SUNCETT. It complemented the other opportunities that the Foundation already provides as part of our commitment to supporting practitioners to confidently teach maths and English both as separate subjects and also as an essential part of vocational teaching.

Would you like to find out more?

Further information about both programmes and how to apply can be found on the ETF website.