Case studies

Research and evaluation

Action research into the enablers of improvement in children’s services

The LGA / Isos children’s services research project should be essential reading for anyone interested in how authorities improve and develop.

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Research on funding for young people with SEN

Staff from Isos accurately summarised multiple local contexts, leading to insightful questioning and comments.

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Research to understand how 16-19 institutions support students with additional needs

Isos achieved all of the aims and objectives of our project; they met their delivery milestones, often working to short deadlines to achieve them.

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Evaluation of the National Science Learning Network’s regional programme

The report demonstrates clearly the positive impact that the Network is having on teachers, pupils and schools across England. We are delighted with the report.

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Research into the leadership of teaching school alliances

We were really pleased with the quality and impact of the project, and the report has been received very positively.

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Research into the evolution of ten local education systems

Your work with us was characterised by a clear wish to understand the local context, to ask probing questions that aided our self-analysis rather than hindered it, and helpful thoughts for the future...

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Action research into the evolving role of local authorities in education

‘Isos’ understanding of the context of our work and existing knowledge of the sectors engaged in the study have been especially valuable...

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Evaluation of local approaches to raising the participation age

I think Isos’ work, approach and knowledge of the activity have been excellent. Probably the best piece of evaluation work I have been involved with.

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