Innovate Educate won a competitive tender to research what local schools value from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s (RAMM) education service.
The research questions focused on what schools value from a museum education service in general and from RAMM’s education service in particular, and financial considerations. The research design involved mixed methods:
Following initial research, we designed and sent out a comprehensive email survey. We received an excellent response and used the survey as a tool to find teachers who were prepared to take part in more in-depth interviews. We selected respondents who represented a range of primary schools (state, independent and Special Educational Needs) in demographically diverse areas within the catchment area (Devon) of the museum. We then put together a detailed report with recommendations for the museum on how to provide a sustainable education service with a much-reduced budget. The museum has taken up our recommendations and the education offer can be viewed at: http://www.rammuseum.org.uk/schools
I’m delighted with the report you have produced and how well you worked on what was a challenging timetable and timing to say the least. I would certainly recommend your services to others.
Kate Osborne: Learning & Skills Officer: Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter