The OTLA 7 (English and Maths) Action Research Programme

The OTLA (English and Maths) programme was delivered by ccConsultancy in partnershipZoom screenshot with That Reading Thing and Skills Digital. This was the 7th phase of OTLA projects we delivered on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation and funded by the Department for Education. This was the 4th OTLA phase that we were involved in as delivery partners.

Fifteen clusters researched new approaches for teaching maths and English in the post-16 sector and focused upon driving professional development for staff through encouraging practitioners to use action research to explore and integrate those approaches into teaching, learning and assessment.

Read the project mailouts from the year alongside the final event curated programme.

You can download the full programme anthology (fondly known as the ‘Big Rainbow Book’) with all reports and editorials on the Excellence Gateway (link pending).

 

  • Cluster 1

    • Assessment for learning (AfL)
    • Developing writing

    Mentor: Sue Lownsbrough

  • Cluster 2

    • engagement
    • resilience
    • vocabulary

    Mentor: Catherine McPartland

  • Cluster 3

    • Developing writing

    Mentor: Sonia Thomas

  • Cluster 4

    • Developing writing

    Mentor: Catriona Mowat

  • Cluster 5

    • Exploring new approaches to engage learners

    Mentor: Dianne Robinson

  • Cluster 6

    • Visualisers
    • New support models

    Mentor: Helen Hewlett

  • Cluster 7

    • Curriculum approaches to improve engagement
    • Online learning approaches

    Mentor: Catherine Gray

  • Cluster 8

    • Assessment for learning (AfL)
    • Feedback / target setting

    Mentor: Rachel Öner

  • Cluster 9

    • Online learning approaches

    Mentor: Sue Southwood

  • Cluster 10

    • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

    Mentor: Sheran Johnson

  • Cluster 11

    • Phonics
    • Language and maths

    Mentor: Kirsty Powell

  • Cluster 12

    • Feedback / target setting

    Mentor: Lesley Littlewood

  • Cluster 13

    • Using technology

    Mentor: Lynne Taylerson

  • Cluster 14

    • Curriculum approaches to improve engagement
    • Embedding

    Mentor: Paul Stych

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Claire Collins + Dr Vicky Butterby

Project Director and Programme Manager

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Dr Andy Convery

Research and Professional Development Lead

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Sue Lownsbrough

Research Group Lead

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Bob Read

Research Group Lead

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Tricia Millar

Research Group Lead

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Claire Callow

Research Group Lead

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Gail Lydon

Research Group Lead

(link pending)

 

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David Prinn

Research Group Lead and Quality Lead

(link pending)