Research, education and meaningful change in a London girls’ school.


The UK’s first Centre for Research in Catholic Education grew from an informal but impactful discussion amongst staff at The Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in London. How might whole-school improvement be driven by conscious engagement with a research culture? Headmistress Louise McGowan and Assistant Headteacher Christopher Doel document the journey taken towards establishing an active research school. They discuss the range of projects staff and students have conceived and undertaken and the influence their findings have had on improving practice in pedagogy, inquiry-based learning and student engagement and motivation.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.