Andrea Dearden, c/o Palmerston School, Minehead Road, Liverpool. L17 6AU.

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South Liverpool Schools Together

P.I.A. Research & Development

As part of the National College's identified 'Big 6' Teaching Schools are to undertake research and development.


New for 2019/2020

More news will be coming here from research undertaken by Palmerston and other network schools - watch this space......................October 2019. 



New for 2016

A new Government Report has been published which includes some research undertaken by Sophie Caines, Palmerston School around Mindfulness - please see below a link to the 'Closing the Gap Report - Test and Learn'.   This includes school-based research testing teaching practices using experimental methods.  Sophie Caines' research is the last case study under Mindfulness.  


We hope you also find some of the other research interesting.  

New for 2015

The School Direct Research and Development Group is a working group to monitor and evaluate one of the first SEN Schools Direct programmes to be on offer in the U.K. - you can read the full Power point report  here.


A recent Palmerston School Direct Research Report set out to identify whether or not there is a purpose and demand for a SEN specific route into teaching and what the specific requirements of this would be.   Read the full report (as a full Powerpoint presentation) here - 'Is there a demand for an SEN specific route into teaching?' by Sophie Caines and Amy Nokes.  


New  - Rwanda Recovery Report

Read Joy Miller's report from her recent work with Children's World International as a team leader in Rwanda, working with a special educational needs village called Ngwino Nawe in Kamembe - a school dedicated to working with children of all abilities and backgrounds.     Read her full report here

 *Joy would be very willing to come into any of our network schools to give assemblies around her work


2013-2014 News


Below you can find recent research reports from projects undertaken during 2013/2014 and Applications for small research projects can be completed by using the Small Research Grant Application Form here -


Liverpool Compact Report - 'Special School report with Liverpool businesses'


Some of the alliance schools have also accessed funding available from P.I.A. to support small research projects.   Reports on recently undertaken projects are shown below:-


St Paschal Baylon's Primary - 'Using Kindles to Enhance The Love of Reading'


Our Lady's Bishop Eton Catholic Primary - 'Using Kindles to Encourage Year 5 Boys' reading'


St Christopher's Catholic Primary - 'Citizenship Project '


St Julie's High School - 'More Accessible Psychology'


St Gregory's Catholic Primary School - 'Helping Boys Achieve - a Parents Matters Project'