Action Research Learning Teams

Shirley Clarke began formative assessment action research learning teams in 2001. These consist of groups of about 30 teachers, drawn together by a LA or a network of schools, who meet 3/4 times during a year to have an update and discussion with Shirley about the various elements of formative assessment and to share their findings. On the afternoon of the last day, each team holds a showcase event for local schools to share their research findings.

A new section for teachers is case studies written by the Doncaster Learning Team.

What the Learning Teams did next are accounts written by Learning Team coordinators about how they took things forward after the initial year.


Findings To Follow Learning Teams 2015

Area Name Contact
Cambridge Nicola Parker
East Sussex Fiona Large


Findings To Follow Learning Teams 2014

Area Name Contact
Sheffield Peter Hardwick


Go To 2013 Findings Learning Teams 2013

Area Name Contact
Kettle Moraine School District, Wisconsin, USA Patricia Deklotz
Kentucky, USA Kim Zeidler
Kentucky, USA (mathematics) Kim Zeidler
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK Mel Shackleton


Go To 2012 Findings Learning Teams 2012

Area Name Contact
Hertfordshire Claire Hodgson
Tower Hamlets, London Stella Smith
Warwick Sheila Dentith
Reading Pauline Hill


Go To 2011 Findings Learning Teams 2011

Area Name Contact
Brighton & Hove Suzanne Morgan
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire Anne Vickers
Hertfordshire Paul Wilson
Rotherham Amy Parry


Go To 2010 Findings Learning Teams 2010

Area Name Contact
Essex Sarah Conrad
Hampshire Carol Walters
Sheffield Peter Hardwick
Hertfordshire Ben Fuller
Claire Hodgson
Paul Wilson


Go To 2009 Findings Learning Teams 2009


Go To 2008 Findings Learning Teams 2008