Staff Research

Every teacher, whether they’ve taught for two months or twenty years, has a unique insight into what it is to be a teacher. The research and development programme seeks to use this knowledge and create a Bishop Challoner research community where teachers actively engage in research to inform practice. Overseen by Dr L Cooper and led by Mr M Hortop this initiative will create a network of SIRGs (School Improvement Research Groups) – the finding of these groups will be supplemented by the wealth of post-graduate research being done by staff members.

1Mark Hortop

Completed MEds: Social Justice in Education (Cum Laude), Writing and Teaching (With Distinction)

University: Goldsmiths

Research: Using pupils’ own writing to facilitate a greater insight into prescribed texts.

4Bryan Young

Course: MEd: Pedagogy & Professional Practice in PE

University: St Mary’s University, Twickenham


5Alison Croasdale

Completed MA: Critical Theory

Current MA: ‘Digital Media, Culture and Education’

University: IOE-UCL

Research: An analysis of ‘languages’: does multimodality facilitate a greater understanding of literary texts and foster creativity in English?

6Kate Wescott

Current MA: ‘English Education’

University: IOE-UCL


7Coshia Belvet

Course: MEd Sociology of Education

University: IOE-UCL

Research: Impact of Free schools on State Schools in the same vicinity

8Onor Crummay

Course: MA Teaching and Learning History

University: University of Oxford

Research focus: How does the historic environment aid learning in the classroom? 

9Lloyd Crowther

Course: MA Transformational Leadership

University: Canterbury Christ Church University

Research: How do students experience learning in single sex settings?

10Laura Summers

Masters in: Sociology of Education

University: IOE - UCL

Research: How significant is cultural capital? The relationship between cultural capital and university entrance.

12Emma Zaman

Masters in: Learning and Teaching

University: Oxford

13Samantha Alder

Course: MA Educational Professional Practice   - Teaching and Learning Pathway

University: University of Cumbria 

Research: Thinking dispositions, Mindset theory and Assessment.

14Jaya Carrier

Course: MA is in History Education

University: IoE - UCL.

Research: International perspectives in History education and independent learning with Year 7 pupils.