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A Virtual Journal Club Meeting

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As practitioner researchers we are keen to support modes of professional development that empower teachers and support their sense of autonomy. Journal Clubs are democratic in nature and allow staff with different levels of experience and authority to engage in evidence informed discussion .

Journal Clubs facilitate both the sharing of ideas and the application of research to practice. They can also be a gateway for developing a deeper interest or career path in education research, providing an opportunity to network with like minded individuals and to explore new research methodologies, theoretical frameworks and develop an understanding of the language of research. They are in a sense a dialogic form of professional peer to peer support.

In order to encourage others to set up clubs and to model this way of working our SIG is going to facilitate an ambitious project, a live, virtual journal club in June 2022.

Having received multiple suggestions, the following paper has been chosen ‘Talking about School Transition (TaST): an emotional-centred intervention to support children over primary-secondary school transition. Pastoral Care in Education’ by Charlotte Bagnal. 

Please see the paper under the ‘download’ section on this page.


17:30 Welcome & Introduction
17:35 Overview of TaST 
Charlotte Bagnall
17:45 Warm up questions
17:50 Discussion in breakout rooms
18:10 Zoom white board – Summary of what was discussed in breakout rooms
18:15 Open discussion
18:45 Poll
18:55 Event Close


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Chairs & Speakers

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Emma Taylor, Ms

Teacher of Geography and Head of Research, PhD Candidate (Sociology) at London School of Economics and Political Science

Emma Taylor has over 12 years of experience teaching Geography to secondary school students in London. Alongside teaching, she has recently undertaken the role of Research Lead at the school in which she currently works. Her research role...

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Claire Tyson, Dr

Teacher Researcher at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

Claire Tyson is a teacher researcher based at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, where she combines teaching science with her research post. Her PhD was obtained by studying part time with Queen Mary, University of London in Clinical...

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Cecilia Astolfi, Mx

Chartered Teacher and Physics Specialist at Brentwood school

Cecilia is a UK-based Chartered Teacher and a Physics specialist. They have carried out practitioner research projects and supported colleagues with theirs, contributing to the publication Impact and Global EdTech. Cecilia is a union...

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Charlotte Bagnall, Dr

Lecturer at University of Manchester

Dr Charlotte Bagnall is a Lecturer at the University of Manchester within Manchester’s Institute of Education. Charlotte holds a PhD in Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MSc in Psychology and BSc in English and...