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Research

Russet House School encourages collaborative enquiry and reflective practice amongst its staff. As well as developing in-school practice, we also engage with wider educational research through the Pan London Autism Schools Network (PLASN), the Autism Education Trust (AET), the Local Authority and Connect TSA. This enables us to contribute to larger scale studies and learn from others locally and nationally.  

 Currently, some teachers at Russet House are involved in a ‘Lesson Study’ project, in conjunction with Enfield Teaching Schools and the UCL Institute of Education. The Lesson Study approach, which originated in Japan, promises to be an exciting way to develop teaching and learning through collaborative planning, observation and reflection on practice.   

 A number of research studies have been conducted at Russet House in recent years, which have helped to improve standards and foster the use of evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning. Details of specific projects are available using the links below.

 If you would like to talk to us about research in autism education, please contact the school’s Research Coordinator, Rachel Walker (assistanthead@russethouse.enfield.sch.uk).

  

Home School Partnerships (Autism) - Dr Rachel Walker

All About Me (Autism) - Andrew Miller

Joint Attention (Autism) - Neophyta Charalambous

The following research studies have just been completed and summaries will be available soon!

The Impact of Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism - Androulla Harris 

Religion, Culture and Autism: Supporting Muslim Parents of Autistic Children - Catherine McLoughlin