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Russet House School encourages collaborative enquiry and reflective practice amongst its staff. 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:


Home School Partnerships (Autism) - Dr Rachel Walker

All About Me (Autism) - Andrew Miller

Joint Attention (Autism) - Neophyta Charalambous



As well as developing in-school practice we also engage with wider educational research through the Pan London Autism Schools Network (PLASN-R), the Autism Education Trust (AET), the Local Authority and the Pan Enfield Alliance (PEA). This enables us to contribute to larger scale studies and learn from others locally and nationally.  

We are currently participating in a project about the impact of using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) at home.

We have also participated in the following projects recently:

  • - 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

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