CPRT Pearson Award for Evidence-Informed Teaching
The CPRT Pearson Award for Evidence-Informed Teaching aims to recognise outstanding evidence-based practice in the primary school classroom which supports and develops one or more of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust’s priorities.
Kate Redhead is assistant headteacher at Clifton Primary School, Birmingham. Based on her involvement in the Primary Science Teacher College and the CPRT/University of York/Education Endowment Foundation Dialogic Teaching Project, Kate implemented a project across her school to raise standards through developing talk skills. Kate’s use of lesson study and video recordings of pupils’ classroom activity informed discussion with other teachers in the school. Teachers’ were then able to use these reflections to create interventions designed to have a greater impact on children’s learning. Kate is a Fellow of the Primary Science Teacher College.
CPRT ASCL Award for Evidence-Informed Leadership
The CPRT ASCL Award for Evidence-Informed Leadership aims to recognise excellent leadership in primary education which supports and develops one or more of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust’s priorities.
Graham Chisnell is principal of Warden House Primary School in Kent. Each member of staff at Warden House is engaged in some way with at least one research-based appraisal target. Further to this, teachers are each given a ‘learning ticket’ to fund their research and have the opportunity to apply for extra funding when research costs are greater. Staff are empowered to take charge of their own research projects and to be accountable for their outcomes. Warden House has wholly embraced the ethos of CPRT.
Iain Erskine is executive principal at the Fulbridge Academy in Peterborough. Iain has been at Fulbridge Academy for over 20 years, as teacher, deputy head and head teacher of the infants’ school and later the junior school when it went into special measures. Iain’s creative and immersive approach to learning has seen the school achieve consistently high standards in progress for all groups of children, leading the school from special measures in 2003 to outstanding in 2012. Iain, and Fulbridge, are core and valued members of CPRT.