Barton, Anya

Anya Barton
Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
Adopted children’s experiences of Primary Schools
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Amanda Coffey & Dr Louise Roberts
Supervising school:
School of Social Sciences,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

The project will explore adopted children’s views and experiences of Primary School life.

The research will also seek contributions from both parents and teachers about the means by which they prepare and support adopted children in school.

The project seeks to explore the conditions or factors that enable adopted children to succeed in school. Notions of success will include, but are not restricted to, academic attainment. The research will also take account of children’s social development, emotional well-being and resilience.