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Lucy Clague

Lucy Clague PGCert, BA

Research Fellow

Summary

Lucy Clague (nee Shipton) joined the Centre for Development and Research in Education (CDARE) in January 2005 and has 18 years of commissioned research and evaluation experience. Having worked on a variety of commissioned research projects during her time at SHU, Lucy has developed a keen interest in education research. Her research interests are around widening participation, children and young people and equality and diversity.

Lucy is an experienced project manager who has managed both small-scale and large 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 and maintaining positive relationships with clients.

Lucy is currently on secondment, her current role is the Evaluation and Data Manager for the Higher Education Progression Partnership for South Yorkshire (HeppSY), where she is leading on the evaluation of the local National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).

  • About

    Lucy has a great deal of experience carrying out research with senior leaders, teaching staff, students, parents and wider stakeholders. She has a Realist evaluative approach, and mainly employs qualitative methods - including the use of innovative methods to enable the participation of a range of children - but also through more quantitative methods such as surveys. She has also managed a number of Education Endowment Foundation projects which have incorporated Randomised Control Trial (RCT) methodology. 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. Children and young people, equality and diversity, literacy, wellbeing, widening participation, higher education

    Children and young people, equality and diversity, literacy, wellbeing.

  • Teaching

    Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Research

    • Centre for Education and Inclusion Research

    • an evaluation exploring teachers' experiences and perceptions of the impact of undertaking subject-specific modules on behalf of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.
    • an evaluation of the Sex Education Forum's work on addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying through sex and relationships education (SRE), funded by Department for Education and the Government Equalities Office.
    • an evaluation of the Shanghai Teacher Exchange Programme and Implementation of a Mastery approach in English primary schools for the Department for Education.
    • an evaluation of an Education Endowment Fund pilot project to deliver a CPD programme (RETAIN) for early career teachers with the aim of improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

    Lucy is currently managing a data team and leading on an evaluation of the local National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) on behalf of the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY), funded by Office for Students (OfS)

    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

    A list of publications is available from the institutional repository, SHURA

    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

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