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PhD Study

Working Title

"Understanding the impact of science laboratories in English primary schools".

Research Questions

"What is the impact of developing science laboratories in primary schools in England?"

  • How does having a dedicated learning space for science affect children's learning experiences and outcomes?
  • How does collaboration with The Ogden Trust transform the leadership of primary science in the school?
  • What can be learned about effective replication of successful educational innovations from the Phiz Lab project?


primary education, primary science education, educational leadership, teacher leadership, learning spaces, learning environments, teacher professional development, pupil aspirations, science capital, school improvement, third sector organisations, scaling-up educational reform, replicating educational reform