The Faculty of Research is responsible for developing and leading research, innovation and knowledge exchange strategies across the College and our alliances.
The Faculty embraces the systematic generation of new knowledge, development of new ideas and experimentation with new techniques. Through our links with CUREE, we aim to establish research-learning methodologies and build the research and development capacity in the school workforce.
Within our network of alliances, we adopt an enquiry based approach to school improvement where practitioner led research and Joint Practice Development activity is strategically linked to the needs and priorities of each alliance.
Working across Tauheedul College, the Faculty of Research ensures our professional development programmes are informed by the latest research and structured to instil habits of inquiry. We encourage our trainee teachers and senior leaders alike to be reflective practitioners who use their own observations and experiences to assess the effectiveness of new approaches. We embed school based development projects within our programmes and equip our learners with the necessary skills to approach evaluation with rigour and efficiency.
The Faculty also plays a pivotal role in quality assuring the provision of the College so that we can be certain our school improvement work and development programmes are not only relevant, useful and value for money but serve to transform practice and outcomes for pupils.
A range of knowledge transfer activities, led by the Faculty, support mutually beneficial collaborations between the College, schools, industry and government agencies.
This research culture generates an exciting and vibrant learning community, reinforces the College’s links with schools, and contributes to high-quality teaching and excellent professional development support.