Emu Gully - Relational Proximity
This video was filmed around our evaluation of the impact of one Australian school’s trip to Emu Gully camp for a range of outdoor activities. It captures the views of students, teachers and camp staff on how the activities help students to build a wider network of relationships, reset more difficult relationships, develop core relational skills and a better appreciation of their peers and teachers. Rob Loe draws on some of the lessons from our wider work to explain why such programmes are so important for schools.
Connecting Activities - The relational impact of a Year 11 outdoor education program at Emu Gully
Relational Schools assessed how a trip to Emu Gully camp influenced the relationships in three Year 11 classes at an Australian school. Our measure of student-student relationships revealed a significant improvement. This was seen in students feeling more connected to students in their class with whom they previously had little engagement, greater recognition of their peers’ skills and qualities and a stronger sense of belonging in the group.
Time to Teach: Time to Reach: Expert Teachers Give Voice to the Power of Relational Teaching
7th May 2018
During his two-year London sabbatical, 25-year independent school educator Mr. Nat Damon researched and wrote a book about relational teaching titled, Time to Teach: Time to Reach - Expert Teachers Give Voice to the Power of Relational Teaching. Time to Teach: Time to Reach is informed by over 100 interviews with K-12 school educators in the US and abroad. These interviews center around the question, “what do expert teachers really do”?
Relationships and Parental Engagement
16th April 2018
In March 2018, RSF conducted a survey of parent-school relationships across a nursery, three primary schools, two secondary schools, and a FE college. Sponsored by West Suffolk College, we explored the correlation between the quality of parent-school relationships and a range of other contextual factors, including school phase, demographic category, and student ability.
We Are Crew - 9 minute super-cut
9th January 2018
A 9 minute super-cut from our documentary about the impact of an innovative expeditionary-learning led curricula on students’ character, resilience, engagement and learning outcomes.
We Are Crew - 45 minute documentary
8th January 2018
NEW: the 45 minute documentary about the impact of an innovative expeditionary-learning led curricula on students’ character, resilience, engagement and learning outcomes. Now free to view, click below.
Building relationships through expeditionary experiences
19th October 2017
Focusing on year 7 students entering XP Doncaster school and their outward bound trip to Wales, this report reveals the impact that expeditionary learning has upon the way students and teachers relate to each other.
More than just a ski trip
9th March 2017
The importance of relationships in the development of positive characteristics: a study analysing the efficacy of a school expedition as a context for, and a driver of, character development.
It takes two (or more) to tango
22nd August 2017
A 'dating' manual for schools, presenting a framework for collaborative endeavour, and outlining the importance of pragmatism, systems thinking, and relational approaches to leadership.
The Relational Teacher
16th April 2016
In this book and accompanying DVD, notable academics and teachers show the impact Relational teaching can make not just on schools, but on the results they produce.
The Relational Lens
16th April 2015
Explores the crucial role of relationships in social capital, risk management, value-creation and competitive advantage, and sets out a scalable analytic tool used successfully for twenty years to understand, measure and influence relationships in organisations.
Conditions for collaboration
13th February 2015
By enabling teachers to share expertise and ideas, collaboration helps them to develop the quality of teaching practice. This not only has benefits for student achievement and school standards but teachers’ own enjoyment and job satisfaction. Collaborative practices also help teachers to reduce their stress levels and pressure by offering them a supportive, collegial working environment. The opportunity to work smarter through joint endeavours also enables teachers to reduce and prioritise their workload.
The Relational City
Submitted for the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize, this report sketches out a vision of a "Relational City" in which education is plays a vital part. The report also focuses on the need to develop "fifth-spaces" in urban life where relational bonds can be formed and strengthened. Written by Samuel Fisher, Robert Loe and Jeremy Swan.
Research Ethics and Safeguarding Policy
A guide to how we conduct research ethically, and ensure the safety and anonymity of all research participants