Research and Insight
This section features Ambition's research and insight into educational disadvantage and school leadership.
Developing subject-specialisms in middle leaders
We're delighted to have published a Literature Review and Comparative Analysis on Subject-Specific Development of Middle Leaders. Read the highlights and find the full report here.
What makes an effective MAT?
Ambition School Leadership has conducted a three-phase project investigating the characteristics of high-performing multi-academy trusts (MATs).
How to use Incremental Coaching to support teacher development
Ambition School Leadership has published the first ever report into incremental coaching, a form of teacher development. The report suggests the practice is an effective way to foster the professional growth of teachers and leaders.
Research Insight: Effective middle leadership
What does it mean to be a great middle leader? Sam Baars describes LKMco's findings.
Persistently disadvantaged children make 20 months less progress in opportunity areas
Our research shows that persistently disadvantaged children in areas of low social mobility made 20.1 months’ less progress than their wealthier peers across England in 2015.
Executive Headteachers: What's in a name?
This report examines the role and impact of Executive Headteachers (EHT) in England's schools.
Combatting isolation in coastal schools
This report examines why coastal schools fail and how headteachers are turning them around.
Isolated schools: Out on a limb
This research paper explores the relationship between school performance and relative geographical isolation in England, defined as the straight-line distance to the next nearest secondary school.