At St Gregory’s Primary School in Cumbria, Danielle Wilkinson has been engaged in practitioner research for her Masters level module at Cumbria University. In her research, she uses video to record pupil voice and observe one pupil’s progress during Yr 5 to 6 transfer. This vulnerable child, Georgia, has received individual support from Danielle and has learned to manage her emotions successfully using a range of personalised behaviour management strategies. The video evidence suggests it is now peer relationships and peer support that enables Georgia to continue to make good progress in her new class.
Dr Pete Boyd, the course tutor, Angie Leonard, headteacher of nearby Lindale Primary School and fellow Masters student Claire Reed, join Danielle to assess the research, linking it to the wider ECM agenda.