Academy Research/Published Case Studies

We are proud to announce that we have achieved the NFER Research mark, to find out more, click the NFER button: NFER Research Mark

Barbara Priestman Academy are very lucky to have a dedicated Research Coordinator, Judith Stephenson.
The high level of commitment to research has helped turn the school into a community of enquiry which embraces a wide range of participants within and beyond the school.

Thinking Skills in Forest School article – Published June 2021

Developing Thinking Skills in Forest School

Dialogic Talk in the Classroom Article – Published March 2021

Developing Dialogic Talk in the classroom with students with Autism/Complex needs

P4C Case Study

We have had a case study published on the SAPERE website demonstrating the impact of nurturing oracy, thinking skills and independent learning. Click on the link to read the full article: P4C Case Study

Stephenson, J. (2019) Case Studies: Professional Learning and Philosophy for Children. In Grigg, R. and Lewis, H. (2019) Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking in Schools. London: Sage Publications.

We have had a case study published in the above book which gives guidance on how to develop creative and critical thinking skills through classroom teaching and discusses the importance of finding space for thinking skills within all aspects of the curriculum.

Thank you to all the students and staff for the fantastic work they do in order to make this possible.

A copy of the case study is here: Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking in Schools

Judith Stephenson article published Autumn 2018