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Claire Elizabeth Wolstenholme BSc, MRes

Research Fellow


Summary

Claire Wolstenholme joined the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research in May 2006, with a background in psychology. Her interests include social and educational policy, social inclusion and the wider aspects of education, including pupil wellbeing. Claire has a particular interest in PSHE in schools.

About

Claire is experienced in managing a variety of large and small scale projects for an assortment of funders, including the Department for Education (DfE), Booktrust, and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). She has a particular focus on conducting qualitative fieldwork and analysis.

Claire is part of the Equality, Diversity and Social Justice Research group

Children and young people’s wellbeing
Education Policy
LGBT wellbeing
Literacy
Post 16, skills and higher education policy
Equality and Diversity

Teaching

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Research

Co-director of the Evaluation of the Jigsaw PSHE programme for schools 2015-2016
Project manager for the Longitudinal Evaluation of the China-England Teacher Exchange on behalf of the DfE. 2014-2018
Project manager for the EEF Think Forward Evaluation.
Project manager of the Scratch Maths intervention in primary schools for the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) 2014-2017.
PSHE under a coalition government: schools’ perspectives. Internally awarded research grant.

Worked with colleagues in CSE on the Science and Innovation Observatory

Evaluation of Think Forward Pilot, 2013-2015 (for Education Endowment Foundation) with the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Publications

Journal articles

Boylan, M., Maxwell, B., Wolstenholme, C., Jay, T., & Demack, S. (2018). The mathematics teacher exchange and 'mastery' in England: The evidence for the efficacy of component practices. Education sciences, 8 (4), 202. http://doi.org/10.3390/educsci8040202

Hodge, N., & Wolstenholme, C. (2016). 'I didn't stand a chance': how parents experience the exclusions appeal tribunal. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 20 (12), 1297-1309. http://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2016.1168875

Formby, E., & Wolstenholme, C. (2012). If there’s going to be a subject that you don’t have to do …’ Findings from a mapping study of PSHE education in English secondary schools. Pastoral care in education: an international journal of personal, social and emotional development, 30 (1), 5-18. http://doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2011.651227

Clayton, B., Beard, C., Humberstone, B., & Wolstenholme, C. (2009). The jouissance of learning: evolutionary musings on the pleasures of learning in higher education. Teaching in Higher Education, 14 (4), 375-386. http://doi.org/10.1080/13562510903050129

Coldron, J.H., Willis, B., & Wolstenholme, C. (2009). Selection by attainment and aptitude in English secondary schools. British journal of educational studies, 57 (3), 245-264. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8527.2009.00435.x

Reports

Culliney, M., Demack, S., Boylan, M., & Wolstenholme, C. (2022). Realistic maths education: evaluation report. Education Endowment Foundation. https://d2tic4wvo1iusb.cloudfront.net/documents/projects/Realistic-Maths-Education-FINAL.pdf?v=1669909277

Perry, E., Halliday, J., Booth, J., Wolstenholme, C., & Boylan, M. (2022). Researching professional development leaders: investigating support for ‘remote’ professional development leaders. Ogden Trust. https://www.ogdentrust.com/about-us/publications-and-research/researching-professional-development-leaders/

Demack, S., Maxwell, B., Coldwell, M., Stevens, A., Wolstenholme, C., Reaney, S., ... Lortie-Fortes, H. (2021). Review of EEF Projects. Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects-and-evaluation/evaluation/eef-evaluation-reports-and-research-papers/syntheses-of-eef-evaluations/review-of-eef-projects

Maxwell, B., Stevens, A., Demack, S., Coldwell, M., Wolstenholme, C., Reaney-Wood, S., ... Lortie-Forgues, H. (2021). EEF Implementation and Process Evaluation (IPE) quality pilot. Education Endowment Foundation.

Maxwell, B., Stiell, B., Stevens, A., Demack, S., Coldwell, M., Wolstenholme, C., ... Lortie-Forgues, H. (2021). Scale-up of EEF efficacy to effectiveness trials. Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects-and-evaluation/evaluation/eef-evaluation-reports-and-research-papers/syntheses-of-eef-evaluations/scale-up-of-eef-efficacy-trials-to-effectiveness-trials

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Scoping Study Telangana. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Scoping Study: North East Region. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Scoping Study: Madhya Pradesh. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Scoping Study Gujarat Region. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Karnataka. British Council.

Boylan, M., Wolstenholme, C., Maxwell, B., Demack, S., Jay, T., Reaney, S., & Adams, G. (2019). Longitudinal evaluation of the Mathematics Teacher Exchange: China-England - Final Report. Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-the-maths-teacher-exchange-china-and-england

Boylan, M., Demack, S., Wolstenholme, C., Reidy, J., & Reaney, S. (2018). ScratchMaths: evaluation report and executive summary. Education Endownment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/ScratchMaths.pdf

Wolstenholme, C., Willis, B., & Culliney, M. (2016). Evaluation of the impact of Jigsaw the mindful approach to PSHE on primary schools. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.

Wolstenholme, C., & Willis, B. (2016). Personal Social Health & Economic (PSHE) Education under the coalition government. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/ceir/sites/ceir/files/PSHE%20Research%20report%20January%202016.pdf

Burnett, C., Wolstenholme, C., Stiell, B., & Stevens, A. (2014). Evaluation of Beyond Booked Up.

Wolstenholme, C., Coldwell, M., & Stiell, B. (2014). Independent Review Panel and First-tier Tribunal Exclusion Appeals systems : Research Report. Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/285458/DFE-RR313.pdf

Pearson, S., Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2013). myplace Impact Evaluation Report. Big Lottery Fund.

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., Batty, E., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2013). myplace evaluation: Final report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/evaluation-of-myplace

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2013). myplace evaluation: Summary report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-summary-report

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Sanderson, E., Wilson, I., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2013). Evaluation of myplace: Technical report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-technical-report

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Clague, L., Formby, E., Pearson, S., & Wolstenholme, C. (2013). myplace case study report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-case-study

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Platts-Fowler, D., Sanderson, E., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2012). myplace Impact Evaluation Interim Report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-impact-evaluation-interim-report

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Pearson, S., Platts-Fowler, D., Sanderson, E., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2012). myplace impact evaluation interim report: executive summary. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/myplace-impact-evaluation-interim-report-executive-summary

Formby, E., Coldwell, M., Stiell, B., Demack, S., Stevens, A., Shipton, L., ... Willis, B. (2011). Personal, social, healthand economic (PSHE)education: A mappingstudy of the prevalentmodels of delivery andtheir effectiveness. London: Department for Education.

Clague, L., Coldwell, M., Stevens, A., Stiell, B., Willis, B., & Wolstenholme, C. (2011). Process evaluation of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Pilot. DfE. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/year-1-phonics-screening-check-pilot-evaluation

Tang, N., Nollent, A., Barley, R., & Wolstenholme, C. (2009). Linking outward and inward mobility : how raising the international horizons of UK students enhances the international student experience on the UK campus. Sheffield Hallam University.

Price, I., Clark, E., Holland, M.R., Emerton, C., & Wolstenholme, C. (2009). Condition matters: pupil voices on the design and condition of secondary schools. Reading: CfBT Education Trust.

Other publications

Coldron, J.H., Tanner, E., Finch, S., Shipton, L., Wolstenholme, C., Willis, B., ... Stiell, B. (2008). Secondary school admissions. London: Department for Children, Schools and Families: http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-RR020.pdf

Evans, A., Hawksley, F., Holland, M.R., Wolstenholme, C.E., & Willis, B. (2007). The role of the initial teacher training co-ordinator: secondary headteachers' and ITT co-ordinators' perspectives. http://www.ttrb.ac.uk/attachments/80a5682f-5ef5-435b-8472-c8348f2ee5ec.pdf

Coldwell, M.R., Gornall, L., Holland, M.R., Trickey, D.S., Willis, B., & Wolstenholme, C.E. (2006). Developing enterprise culture in a northern educational authority in the UK: involving trainee teachers in learning-orientated evaluation. http://www.eera-ecer.eu/ecer/ecer2006/

Evans, A., Holland, M.R., Wolstenholme, C.E., Willis, B., & Hawksley, F. (2006). The role of the Initial Teacher Training Coordinator in the school based element of partnership: to what extent does the Co-ordinator undertake supervision of aspects of quality assurance? Ljubljana: National School for Leadership in Education: http://www.pef.uni-lj.si/atee/

Other activities

Journal reviewing for: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education

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