Research Research A number Teachers and Senior Leaders at the academy are studying for Master’s degrees and doctorates. As a result many research studies are being conducted in the academy. Here are some of the studies: An investigation into the teaching of phonics in KS2 and its influence on reading fluency. How might student handwriting improve without the use of rote instruction? A review of Reciprocal Teaching as a strategy to improve reading comprehension in a primary school where students are from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. An inquiry into how Mathematics Mastery can promote Creative Pedagogy. How might an awareness of working through teams develop practice for mentoring new teachers? A critical incident analysis of feedback given to a student teacher, in a primary school. Simultaneous Bilingualism: A Case Study of a Multilingual Learner. How can a teacher formatively assess all pupils during main teaching? An inquiry into alternative methods of questioning. To what extent does collaborative learning impact year 6 pupils’ reading comprehension? A Critical Assessment of Maths Mastery as a Route to Maths Recovery in Year 6. The impact of intrinsic motivation on the creative process. A Case Study of a Bilingual learner.