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Lucy Clague

Lucy Clague PGCert, BA

Research Fellow

Summary

Lucy Clague (nee Shipton) is a researcher with over 20 years' of commissioned research and programme evaluation experience. Lucy is currently based within Sheffield Hallam University's Institute of Education with research interests around the sociology of education, social mobility, widening participation, and children and young people.

Lucy is an experienced project manager who has managed both small and large-scale research projects for government departments such as the DfE and BIS as well as organisations such as the Education Endowment Foundation, TDA, the National College and Booktrust. She is particularly effective at managing research teams, keeping projects to time, even within short timescales, maintaining positive relationships with clients and has the ability to work collaboratively with a range of individuals.

Lucy has recently returned from a three year secondment with the Higher Education Progression Partnership for South Yorkshire (HeppSY), where she led the monitoring and impact and process evaluations of the local UniConnect Programme (formerly known as the National Collaborative Outreach Programme or NCOP). She now has a role on UniConnect's Evaluation Capability Building Team, providing expert advice to evaluation programme leads.


  • About

    Lucy has a Realist evaluative approach, exploring what works for whom, in what context and why. She is a mixed methods researcher who employs the triangulation of qualitative methods - including the use of innovative methods to enable the participation of a range of children - and quantitative methods such as pre and post surveys. Lucy is keen to see insights from her research making real impact on the ground, and has a strong iterative evaluative approach in terms of driving forward recommendations with practitioners.

    Lucy has managed many commissioned projects including a number of Education Endowment Foundation projects incorporating Randomised Control Trial (RCT) and process evaluation methodologies. She has collaborated with colleagues from organisations including University of Warwick, University of Sheffield and Queen's University Belfast as well as with colleagues from across the Sheffield Institute of Education. She has also had a lead role in relation to information governance and data protection for a number of years. 



    Sociology of education, children and young people, widening participation, higher education, equality and diversity, wellbeing.


  • Teaching

    Social Sciences and Arts

  • Research

    Lucy is currently working on the following research projects:

    • an evaluation of WIPRO, a teacher fellow and teacher mentor programme aimed to increase young people's enjoyment, attainment and progression in STEM subjects by supporting teachers to develop their practice through an evidence-based programme of professional learning.


    Maxwell B, Connolly P, Demack S, O'Hare L, Clague L, and Stevens A (2014) TextNow Transition Programme. Education Endowment Fund.

    Maxwell B, Connolly P, Demack S, O'Hare L, Clague L, and Stevens A (2014) Summer Active Reading Programme. Education Endowment Fund.

    McCaig C, Hogarth T, Gambin L, and Clague L (2014) Research into the need for and capacity to deliver STEM related Apprenticeship Provision in England. Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

    Clague L, and Levy R (2013) Bookbuzz Evidence of Best Practice. Booktrust.

    Clague L (2012) Evaluation of Bookstart England: Survey of operational and strategic stakeholders. Booktrust.

    Merchant G, Levy R, Shipton L, and Willis B (2012) Evaluation of Booked Up. Booktrust.

    Shipton L (2011) Improving e-safety in primary schools: a guidance document. TDA.

    Coldwell M, Shipton L, Stevens A, Stiell B, Willis B and Wolstenholme C (2011) Process evaluation of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Pilot. Department for Education.

    Formby E, Coldwell M, Stiell B, Demack S, Stevens A, Shipton L, Wolstenholme C, and Willis B (2011) Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education: A mapping study of the prevalent models of delivery and their effectiveness. Department for Education.

    Formby E, Hirst J and Shipton L (2009) Leicester City Sex and Relationships Education Post 16 Review and Gap Analysis. Leicester City Council.

    Stiell B, Shipton L, Coldron J, and Coldwell M (2008) Choice Advice: an Evaluation. DCSF.

    Coldron J, Tanner E, Finch S, Shipton L, Wolstenholme C, Willis B, Demack S, and Stiell B (2008) Secondary School Admissions. DCSF.

    Williamson, S., & Clague, L., (2018) Baseline Survey Partnership Report. Sheffield: Higher Education Progression Partnership for South Yorkshire.

    Maxwell, B.,, Clague, L. Byrne, E., , Culliney, M., Coldwell, M &, Glentworth, A; (2018) Evaluation of RETAIN: Early Career CPD for KS1 Teachers. London: Education Endowment Foundation

    Maxwell B, Connolly P, Demack S, O'Hare L, Clague L, and Stevens A (2014) TextNow Transition Programme. Education Endowment Foundation

    Maxwell B, Connolly P, Demack S, O'Hare L, Clague L, and Stevens A (2014) Summer Active Reading Programme. Education Endowment Foundation.

    McCaig C, Hogarth T, Gambin L, and Clague L (2014) Research into the need for and capacity to deliver STEM related Apprenticeship Provision in England. Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

    Clague L, and Levy R (2013) Bookbuzz Evidence of Best Practice. Booktrust.

    WILLIS, Benjamin, CLAGUE, Lucy and COLDWELL, Michael (2013). Effective PSHE education: values, purposes and future directions. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 31 (2), 99-111.

    Clague L (2012) Evaluation of Bookstart England: Survey of operational and strategic stakeholders. Booktrust.

    Merchant G, Levy R, Shipton L, and Willis B (2012) Evaluation of Booked Up. Booktrust.

    Shipton L (2011) Improving e-safety in primary schools: a guidance document. TDA.

    Coldwell M, Shipton L, Stevens A, Stiell B, Willis B and Wolstenholme C (2011) Process evaluation of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Pilot. Department for Education.

    Formby E, Coldwell M, Stiell B, Demack S, Stevens A, Shipton L, Wolstenholme C, and Willis B (2011) Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education: A mapping study of the prevalent models of delivery and their effectiveness. Department for Education.

    Furey J, Kay J, Barley R, Cripps C, Shipton L, and Stiell B (2010) Developing ethical guidelines for safeguarding children during social research. Research Ethics Review (Vol6 No4) December 2010

    COLDRON, J., CRIPPS, C. and SHIPTON, L. (2010). Why are English secondary schools socially segregated? Journal of education policy, 25 (1), 19-35.

    COLDRON, John, CRIPPS, Caroline and SHIPTON, Lucy (2010). What can be done to mitigate the persistent social segregation of secondary schools in England? In: Part of a Keynote Symposia, BERA, Warwick, September 2010.

    COLDRON, John, CRIPPS, Caroline, SHIPTON, Lucy and STIELL, Bernadette (2009). Fair school admissions: What is the contribution of the Choice Advice initiative. In: British Education Research Conference, Manchester, September 2009. 1-28.

    Formby E, Hirst J and Shipton L (2009) Leicester City Sex and Relationships Education Post 16 Review and Gap Analysis. Leicester City Council.

    Stiell B, Shipton L, Coldron J, and Coldwell M (2008) Choice Advice: an Evaluation. DCSF.

    Coldron J, Tanner E, Finch S, Shipton L, Wolstenholme C, Willis B, Demack S, and Stiell B (2008) Secondary School Admissions. DCSF.

    COLDRON, J. H., STEPHENSON, K., WILLIAMS, J., SHIPTON, L. and DEMACK, S. (2002). Admission appeal panels: research study into the operation of appeal panels' use of the code of practice and training for panel. Project Report. London, Department for Education and Skills.

    Lucy collaborates with colleagues from organisations including University of Warwick, University of Sheffield and Queen's University Belfast as well as with colleagues from across the Sheffield Institute of Education.

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Willis, B., Clague, L., & Coldwell, M. (2013). Effective PSHE education: values, purposes and future directions. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 31 (2), 99-111. http://doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2012.747556

    Furey, R., Kay, J., Barley, R., Cripps, C., Shipton, L., & Steill, B. (2010). Developing Ethical Guidelines for Safeguarding Children during Social Research. Research Ethics, 6 (4), 120-127. http://doi.org/10.1177/174701611000600403

    Coldron, J., Cripps, C., & Shipton, L. (2010). Why are English secondary schools socially segregated? Journal of education policy, 25 (1), 19-35. http://doi.org/10.1080/02680930903314285

    Conference papers

    Coldron, J., Cripps, C., Shipton, L., & Stiell, B. (2009). Fair school admissions: What is the contribution of the Choice Advice initiative. In British Education Research Conference, Manchester, 1 September 2009 (pp. 1-28).

    Reports

    Clague, L., & Williamson, S. (2019). 2018/19 HeppSY Partnership Report. HeppSY. https://extra.shu.ac.uk/heppsy/assets/2019/02/190201-HeppSY-201819-Partnership-Report-V1D3.pdf

    Clague, L., brown, G., & Squire, R. (2019). HeppSY school and college staff views. HeppSY.

    Clague, L., & Williamson, S. (2019). Works in Widening Participation: evidence from the literature. HeppSY.

    Clague, L., Williamson, S., & Rew, J. (2019). HE Can: an impact evaluation for Phase 1 activity. HeppSY.

    Clague, L., & Williamson, S. (2019). Art and Design Summer School Focus Group Findings. (2). HeppSY.

    Clague, L. (2019). What works in Widening Participation: evidence from the literature. (5). HeppSY.

    Clague, L., Williamson, S., & Rew, J. (2019). HE Can An impact evaluation for Phase 1 activity. (6).

    Clague, L., Squire, R., & Brown, G. (2019). HeppSY School and College Staff Views. (7).

    Clague, L., & Williamson, S. (2018). The Listening Rooms Project Findings. (1).

    Maxwell, B., Clague, L., Byrne, E., Culliney, M., Coldwell, M., Hobson, A., & Glentworth, A. (2018). Retain: CPD for Early Career Teachers of KS1Pilot report and executive summary. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Retain.pdf

    Clague, L.F., & Williamson, S. (2018). HeppSY+ Baseline Survey Partnership Report. Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire Plus.

    Maxwell, B., Connolly, P., Demack, S., O'Hare, L., Stevens, A., Clague, L., & Stiell, B. (2014). Summer Active Reading Programme : evaluation report and executive summary. London, UK: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/uploads/pdf/EEF_Evaluation_Report_-_Summer_Active_Reading_Programme_-_October_2014.pdf

    Maxwell, B., Connolly, P., Demack, S., O'Hare, L., Stevens, A., Clague, L., & Stiell, B. (2014). TextNow Transition Programme : evaluation report and executive summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/uploads/pdf/EEF_Evaluation_Report_-_TextNow_Transition_-_October_2014.pdf

    McCaig, C., Clague, L., Hogarth, T., & Gambin, L. (2014). Technical apprenticeships : research into the need for and capacity to deliver STEM related Apprenticeship Provision in England. London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/297650/Research_into_the_need_for_and_capacity_to_deliver_STEM_related_Apprenticeship_Provision_in_England_-_Final_-_March_2014.pdf

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

    Pearson, S., Bashir, N., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Platts Fowler, D., Sanderson, E., ... Wolstenholme, C. (2012). myplace Impact Evaluation Interim Report. Big Lottery Fund.

    Clague, L. (2012). Evaluation of Bookstart England: Survey of operational and strategic stakeholders. https://www.academia.edu/21815913/Evaluation_of_Bookstart_England_Survey_of_operational_and_strategic_stakeholders_Booktrust_

    Clague, L., Merchant, G., & Levy, R. (2012). Evaluation of Booked Up. Booktrust. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275654239_Evaluation_of_Booked_Up_Booktrust

    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. (2011). Improving e-safety in primary schools: a guidance document. CDARE. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/_assets/pdf/improving-esafety-in-primary.pdf

    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

    Presentations

    Coldron, J., Cripps, C., & Shipton, L. (2010). What can be done to mitigate the persistent social segregation of secondary schools in England? Presented at: Part of a Keynote Symposia, BERA, Warwick, 2010

    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

    Coldron, J.H., Stephenson, K., Williams, J., Shipton, L., & Demack, S. (2002). Admission appeal panels: research study into the operation of appeal panels' use of the code of practice and training for panel. London: Department for Education and Skills: http://publications.dcsf.gov.uk/eOrderingDownload/RR344.pdf

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