Roy Broadfield


Roy is in his 32nd year in education having been a teacher, school leader, consultant, and adviser in 17 education authorities.  He has formerly worked in Initial Teacher Training at the University of Warwick, University College Birmingham and the University of Worcester.  He founded the Impact in Learning programme in 2005 and works nationally to support schools to effectively engage parents in their children’s learning.  Through this work, Roy has an outstanding Ofsted record and received a ‘Leading Aspect Award’ in 2012.

More recently, Roy has been carrying out funded research for the Education Endowment Foundation, evaluating pedagogical approaches that improve the outcomes of nursery children in maths.  He supports the NCETM in their Mastering Number programme as a national training deliverer and has recently been endorsed by the National Academy of Educational Leadership (Welsh Government) as a provider of parental engagement CPD for school leaders.

Roy has a keen interest in the arts and has enjoyed teaching Art and DT in previous ITT positions.


Research Interests

Roy is currently carrying out funded research for the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to consider the best pedagogical approaches to teaching number work to nursery-aged children.  This is in collaboration with the Ryders Hayes Stronger Practice Hub.

Current and recent research interests based on identifiable individual or collaborative research projects, including supervised doctoral research projects. Also, research grants from UK research councils, European research funds and charities may be included.



Brief statement of teaching responsibilities giving an overview of your areas of interest.  Please do not include modules titles or module codes due to potential for CMA issues.

Roy is involved in teaching all aspects of primary initial teacher education.  He is a math’s specialist teacher and has a keen interest in research skills, parental involvement and the arts.


Administrative Responsibilities

Roy has been subject lead in primary schools in PE, Computing, Maths and Science and has been Early Years and Key Stage 1 lead in several schools. He has taught across the primary age-range in schools in Birmingham, Solihull, Walsall and Lewisham, London.


Membership of Professional Organisations

Roy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Other Activities

Citations of Roy’s Practice in Published Research and Educational Press:

Association of Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Services (2020) Roy Broadfield ‘Parental Engagement, home learning and educating in an unprecedented landscape…’  Available at: (Accessed 11th December, 2023)

Early Years Educator (2017) No child should feel that they are being left behind. Available at: (Accessed 11th December, 2023).

Education Endowment Foundation. (2019) How Can Schools Support Parents’ Engagement in their Children’s Learning? Evidence from Research and Practice. Available at: (Accessed 11th December, 2023)

Estyn (2020) Community schools: families and communities at the heart of school life. Available at:   (Accessed 11th December, 2023)

Sarjeant, S (2021) Engaging parents in children’s literacy: an investigation into the Impact in Writing programme as a strategy for parental engagement. Available at: (Accessed 11th December, 2023)

Training and Development Agency for Schools (2006) Case Study: Parenting at Tidemill School.  Available at case_study.pdf ( (11th December, 2023)