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Research and Development

Over a number of years we have been fortunate to develop associations with research partners and we currently have a range of school-wide projects taking place in collaboration with:

  • The Institute of Education (a longitudinal, quantitative, outcomes evaluation, overseen by a steering group and advisory group)
  • University of Sussex (trialling a new Mulberry Bush social and emotional development scale)
  • University of East London (qualitative evaluation of the work of the school which will be overseen by the steering and advisory groups)
  • Oxford University, Department of Education (The Mulberry Bush Outreach Teaching School Alliance research group, comprising eight short term, school-based projects)


These projects provide an important opportunity for collaboration between practitioners and researchers.


Our FDA students undertake smaller scale projects as part of the second year of their course. The topics cover a wide range of areas relevant to practitioners. We have two members of staff who are part of the way through PhD studies looking at aspects of the therapeutic work of the school.


The various aspects of the organisation’s research and relevant areas of data collection are overseen by our Research and Data group which was set up two years ago as interest in research and evaluation began to grow. We are also linked in to the National Centre research group.


If you would like to hear more about our research please contact us.




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Mulberry Bush Outreach Summer Newsletter

We have just published our Mulberry Bush Outreach Summer Newsletter, which provides information about our courses, a case study on a child causing concern, OFSTED advice, an update on SEN and EHC Plans by the DfE and an article about our work in developing nurturing practice in schools. You can read the Outreach newsletter here.  

‘Leadership for an Emotionally Aware Environment’ course

We are now taking bookings for our new ‘Leadership for an Emotionally Aware Environment’ course which is suitable for current and aspiring leaders from education and care settings, who work with children and young people experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The course will be led by Dawn Davidson and Andy Lole from The more »

A Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Work With Children and Young People

We are taking applications now for this three-year course for child-care professionals working in education, care and health services. The degree is accredited through the University of West of England. The closing date is 6th June. You can find full details about the course here.