Complex Learning Difficulties And Disabilities Research Project

Research Charter Mark

What is the Research charter mark?

The SSAT’s Research charter mark is a quality award to schools and academies who recognise and demonstrate the importance of inquiry-based teaching within their school culture.

New generation research is practitioner-led and evidence-based. 21st century schools and academies should be evolving responsive approaches which place learners at the centre of their educationla experience.

Do we have the teaching repertoire to meet the challenges of students with different patterns of learning? Do we have the capacity to touch these students at their point of learning need? If we do not, then how can we teach them? It is the inquiry-based approach which will develop pathways to full engagement for students of all abilities and interests.

Who is eligible for the Research charter mark?

Schools can evaluate their involvement in school-based research against four levels (beginning, developing, extending, and transforming and leading), which allow their commitment to research to be recognised – from isolated, small-scale, individual projects to a strongly embedded whole-school research ethos.

What will the Research charter mark involve?

  • School self-evaluation using Research charter mark criteria
  • Research charter mark briefing
  • Active engagement in school-based research
  • Liaison with a linked research coach.
  • Submitting materials for moderation to an agreed deadline.
  • Opportunities for publication.
  • Certification.

What resources will be available to me?

  • Interactive research coaching support.
  • Liaison with other Research charter mark schools.

If you would like to learn more about the Research charter mark and receive an information pack and application form, please contact us.

Email: sen@ssatuk.co.uk Tel:01902 796067