The quality of research which is undertaken at Oxford Spires Academy enables us to ensure, most importantly, that we are employing cutting edge pedagogy in the classroom. We facilitate research from Universities, conduct our own Action Research and read and evaluate the latest educational research for the benefit of our students. We have also worked collaboratively with other Cfbt Academies, Universities and research practitioners to contribute within the sphere of educational research more generally and apply relevant sections to our school. OSA has conducted full staff INSET and has a Teacher Research Group. We are currently in our third year of producing Action Research within our school which we use to attain the highest standards of teaching and learning and is presented an annual Research Showcase each July.

Helen Woolley Head of Educational Research at Oxford Spires Academy.