Associate Research School: The Research School Network in Lancashire

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. 

What are Research Schools?

The Research School Network, sponsored by the EEF, has played an important role in supporting this mission over the last four years. Research Schools aim to lead the way in the use of evidence-based practice. Through the Network they share what they know about putting research into practice, and support schools in their region to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning so that they really make a difference in the classroom.

What is an Associate Research School?

Associate Research Schools (Associate RS) support the existing Research Schools to expand their reach and capacity to support local partnership working and evidence-based school improvement where there has been an identified need. The designated Associate RS will work with and receive its funding from Blackpool Research School, which has accountability for development, support and quality assurance of the work of the Associate Research School. The main aim of the Associate RS will be to locally support our ambitious school improvement partnership with Lancashire County Council.

Find out more about Blackpool Research School and the Research School Network here.

What we are looking for?

We are seeking to designate an exceptional Associate RS in Lancashire to support an exciting 2-year partnership with Lancashire schools beginning in Oct 2020. For more information on our regional strategy, please see here

The Associate RS will exemplify evidence-based practice and be focussed on improving outcomes for learners, particularly the most disadvantaged.Research School activity is primarily targeted at mainstream school pupils in England (age 2-18).

For the Lancashire Associate RS we have a preference for it to be Primary led and based in East Lancashire to build capacity in the right areas, support the overall reach of the RSN and complement the existing RS Network expertise.

For more information about the opportunity and how to apply please see here.

If you have any further questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact the Regional Lead for the North West, Pauline Brown:

Application Timeline

Open12 October 2020
Close17:00 - 2 November 2020
Shortlist notified6 November 2020
Shortlist interviews and presentation (via Teams)Week commencing 16 November