- Social, cultural, linguistic and political aspects of educational policies
- Policy vs. practice in various sectors of education
- Educational planning and governance at local, national and international levels
- Educational partnerships within and across educational sectors, as well as with private organisations and companies
- Leadership in education and its challenges
- Student and staff perceptions of leadership in different faculties
- Leadership in international schools
- Leadership in complementary schools
Professional Learning and Leadership
Professional Learning and Leadership (PLL) bridges the gap between research and practice, linking academic and professional fields. The PLL cluster retains a strong focus on close-to-practice research in the context of schooling, while remaining a hub for research in other professional fields including health and law.
Fields of inquiry include school leadership and management, international schooling, practitioner research, and subject areas of inquiry. This cluster is closely linked to our established and successful Initial Teacher Education programme.
Dr Rachel Payne works on research engagement for artist-teachers in local schools. The local impact of Payne’s research has led to impact at the national level through her role as President for the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD), and as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education. Payne chairs an Initial Teacher Education Special Interest Group who have successfully lobbied the Department for Education (DfE) to implement £9,000 bursaries for secondary art and design teacher trainees in 2020-21. Payne is one of only eleven UK academics profiled on the ‘Research Impact at the UK Parliament’ website.
|Professor Patrick Alexander
|Professor of Education and Anthropology
|Professor Roger Dalrymple
|Visiting Professor of Education, School of Education
|Ms Clare Fenwick
|Programme Lead - Postgraduate Education
|Ms Jane Fletcher
|Senior Lecturer in Primary Humanities & Early Years Education
|Ms Kimberly Waring Paynter
|Interim Programme Lead - Partnerships & Mentoring (Education)
|Dr Debbie Wright
|Senior Lecturer in Primary English