Previous Research

Resident Thinker

To support us in our development to become research focussed we are working with Dr. Chris Brown who is our “Resident Thinker”. Read more here…

Children as Experts in Infant School Transitions

I am the Year One teacher at Netley Marsh Infant School. I am also a part-time PhD student at University of Winchester. The principle aim of my research is to improve the quality of transition between Year R and Year One in our school. Read more here…

Early Years Environment Study

Using the Environment Rating Scales to improve provision by focusing on Gross Motor Equipment (Scale Point 8) & Fine Motor Activities (Scale point 19). Read more here…

Stretch and Challenge in the Early Years

Learning something new is a challenging process; it requires the learner to take risks, make mistakes, often fail before succeeding and requires persistence and empathy.  In an attempt to move away from a knowledge driven curriculum towards a more learning centred system where mistakes are celebrated and learnt from and challenge is the norm we began to develop “growing our brains” across our Reception classes in a federation of three small infant schools. Read more here…

Primary Science Award

Project related to the “Smells of Spring”. Read more here…

Environments for Learning in the Early Years

Improving outcomes of identified groups in specified areas of learning and development by improving specific resources, refining the role of adults and enhancing the language modelled. Read more here…

Developing Independence in Year 2

How can we ensure that all children in Year 2 are actively involved in AFL? Read more here…

Empathy Lab Champion

Netley Marsh CE Infant school is one of a small group of Pioneer EmpathyLab Schools, running a trial programme until July 2016 which integrates empathy into key school development plans. Inspired by EmpathyLab, we are testing new ways to build children’s empathy through stories, and help them put empathy into action to make the world a better place. Read more here…

Research Link with Winchester University

Creativity, flow and deep-level learning: the value of construction play. Read more here…