Building upon the well-established research work of Portswood Primary School the Portswood Teaching School Alliance (PTSA) was swift to engage in the research strand of teaching schools.
The aim was to promote the use of research as a way of working across the alliance. The PTSA was chosen as one of only three Primary schools in the country to contribute to a Kitbag paper on using research. Subsequent research has led to numerous national projects being published as well as cross-alliance research and projects by individual teachers. As we move towards an evidence-informed profession it is vital that we take hold of the research agenda as it striveS to find out ‘what works’ in education.