Ysgol Llanfyllin – Learning & Teaching Research

All Age Schools Forum – Research Questionnaire

Participating School or Schools:

Ysgol Llanfyllin

Local authority and / or Consortia?


Participating Staff researchers:

Aberystwyth staff – Alex Southern and Susan Chapman
Ysgol Llanfyllin staff at all levels
Other schools – Sketty Primary, Masemarchog Primary, Caer Elen, Bro Pedr and Bro Myrrdin

Theme: (Please tick)

Developing Learning & Teaching in all age school setting.

If “other” please state:

Focus on developing effective research models in an educational setting to drive improvement

Rationale for the choice of theme:

Based on feedback from stakeholder questionnaires

What was the research question?

Teaching and Learning
Whole school approach to planning engaging lessons to allow pupils to make effective progression in your subject area.

What research design was used?

Action Research. (Solving practical school problems)., Educational Research. (Examining education and learning).

Research methods used.

Surveys., Literature Reviews., Interviews., Focus Groups.

If “other” please state.

Listening to Learners and Work Scrutiny

How was the funding used to resource the design?

Staff cover., Research materials including books.

What were the research objectives?

The aims were to:
For learners to have lessons delivered to them that are consistently engaging and motivating so they are at the centre of their own learning.
For staff to be consistent in their planning and meet planning expectations in delivery

What were the research outcomes?

Still on-going work but:
More engaged learners
Learners involved in their own learning
Learners having the opportunity to achieve their full potential

How has the research process impacted the school?

Staff are working more collaboratively across both phases of the school and more staff are planning for progression.

What, if any, are the potential areas for follow-up research?

The research has finished in principle but our focus is now on Year 5 to 8

How have any changes resulting from the research been implemented?

Professional learning time once a half term to ensure consistency across AoLEs

Can the school make recommendations to other schools based upon the research?

The school could present findings and the way forward to drive whole Through School initiatives such as use of learning intentions in the classroom

Ethical research practice

The school confirms that the enquiry detailed above was carried out in accordance with the 2018 British Educational Research Association’s Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research. These guidelines include participant consent, transparency, the right to withdraw, incentives, avoidance of harm, privacy and data storage, and disclosure.

Report Author:

Ann Roberts

Report Date:

01 February 2024


Aberystwyth staff – Alex Southern and Susan Chapman; Ysgol Llanfyllin staff at all levels.

Schools included in the research

Sketty Primary, Masemarchog Primary, Caer Elen, Bro Pedr and Bro Myrrdin, Ysgol Llanfyllin


Ann Roberts

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