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The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Kate Herbert-Smith

Kate Herbert-Smith is Senior Content and Marketing Executive at IRIS Connect. Her background in publishing has left her with a love of thoughtful descriptions and inspiring stories.

When she’s not writing blogs and case studies, she can be found devouring the latest best-seller or watching all manner of TED Talks.

She has a growing appetite for video editing/storytelling, not to mention an unhealthy passion for all things Harry Potter and the uncanny ability to recite almost every single episode of the sitcom Friends.

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Kate Herbert-Smith

Teachers as researchers: 6 ways to encourage action research

Kate Herbert-Smith of IRIS Connect outlines how to encourage an action research culture to make a meaningful impact on pupil outcomes Teacher research is a powerful tool for professional learning. It has the potential to enhance and improve teaching and learning as well as increase teachers’...