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Irresistible Learning: Embedding a culture of research in schools

Irresistible Learning: Embedding a culture of research in schools

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This book will strengthen your research practice and help build a culture of research across your school. Whether you are a class teacher or school leader, you will be guided to use the power of research to strengthen practice in yourself and others. 

The author offers a practical guide on how to engage in meaningful research that will have a deep and lasting impact on you and your organization. 

You will be taken on a journey through a Research Cycle that will build your confidence and purpose as a researcher; deepening professional relationships and improving outcomes for all. 

You will then be introduced to a range of systems that construct a culture of research in your school, building a climate where the voice of every member of staff is deeply valued and has the potential to influence the strategic development of the organization. If you are interested in research in schools, this book is for you. 

It’s the book teachers have been waiting for. 

About the Author 

Graham Chisnell was appointed headteacher at the age of 26. He has led three primary schools, been a university lecturer and is currently CEO of a multi academy trust in the South East of England. He was awarded the national Award for Research-Informed Practice by Professor Robin Alexander of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust in 2017 in recognition of the culture of research he had built in his school. He has a strong belief in supporting school leaders through system leadership and is a National Leader of Education, Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and a lead inspector for Ofsted. 

Graham has been a champion of research throughout his career. He has built a culture of research in his schools that empowers staff to take ownership of their practice. He has built a system of research, called the Research Cycle, and uses this to help staff in schools to engage in research.