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Wordsworth Primary School

Wordsworth

Primary School

ReHaRe Project (2017-20) Research in Practice

During our three year project, we were able to gather pictures and resources to show the impact that the ReHaRe Project had on our school as a whole.

The project process was as follows: 

1) Teach the class about the role of action research within our school and explore the question: What does learning look like? 

3) Assign 3x lead researchers from each class

4) The lead researchers plan a 'views gathering' lesson with their teachers. The aim of the lesson: to find out how the children would like to learn. 

5) Lead researchers teach their lesson and gather the views of their classmates.

6) Lead researchers from all three classes meet with their teachers to discuss the ideas. LR and teachers choose 3x ideas to 'trial' in three research lessons. 

7) Teachers work together to plan the lesson, including the 3x student ideas.

8) Lesson 1 is taught and observed by the teachers and lead researchers. The lesson is then evaluated and discussed in class with classmates/teachers.

9) After the lesson, the lead researchers and teachers meet to evaluate the successes and tweaks. In this meeting, they discuss ways to improve  the lesson - what worked / what changes are needed for lesson 2? This is a collaborative discussion with the children's and adults' views holding equal weight. 

10) Lesson 2 is taught with the changes from lesson 1. Lesson 2 is observed by the teachers and lead researchers.  Lesson 2 is evaluated by everyone again.

11) After lesson 2, the lead researchers and teachers meet to evaluate the successes and tweaks. In this meeting, they discuss together ways to improve  the lesson - what worked / what changes are needed for Lesson 3?

12) The final lesson (Lesson 3) is taught with the changes from lesson 2.       Lesson 3 is observed by the teachers and lead researchers.  Lesson 3 is evaluated by everyone again.

13) In a final collaborative meeting, the LR and teachers discuss what they've learnt through the process. Which ideas they will take forward into future lessons, and which ideas didn't work as well.

14) The teachers meet together to design ways to include the children's ideas in their everyday teaching and lesson planning. 

Please take a look at the photos and resources that we've gathered over the past 3 years. I'm sure you'll be able to see what a positive impact it's had on our school as a whole, and on the positive relationships developed between our staff and students!