Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
An Outstanding Catholic School


Research School



CJM is now a Catholic Centre for Research and Development.


  • The Director of the Catholic Research and Development school is Mr C Doel, Assistant Headteacher (

  • A partnership has been developed between the Convent of Jesus and Mary with St Mary’s University, Twickenham; specifically linked to research and development in education.

  • The Catholic Research and Development school, through strong links with St Mary’s University, Twickenham and the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust (DOWAT), aims to be a centre for excellence in research and development.

  • The Catholic Research and Development school leads the way in the use of evidence-based practice to improve standards across the school.

  • Through a developmental and evolutionary network, the Catholic Research and Development school will share research findings, and support other schools in the local area and wider afield, to make better use of evidence to inform teaching and learning (pedagogy).

  • Research is carried out by staff and students.

  • Those staff and students that conduct research at the school become Research Associates.

  • There is a staff academic book club and a student academic book club for the upper school (sixth form) and lower school (years 7 to 11).

  • There is also the opportunity for staff to complete a Master’s Degree hosted by St Mary’s University, Twickenham.




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