10 new Research Schools wanted to boost EEF’s regional work

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is looking to appoint 10 new Research Schools to support the quality of teaching in their region through better use of research.

The new Research Schools will form part of an expansion of the EEF’s regional work from September 2019, with a significant increase in direct support for schools to use evidence and evidence-based practice.

The schools will each receive £140,000 over three years to become focal points of evidence-based practice in their region and build networks between large numbers of schools. They’ll develop a programme of support and events to get more teachers using research evidence in ways that make a difference in the classroom.

Research School activity is primarily targeted at mainstream school pupils in England (age 2-18). There are currently 22 Research Schools across England, 11 of these focus their work around the Department for Education’s ‘Opportunity Areas’.

The 10 new appointments will help broaden the geographical spread of the Network. The EEF is particularly interested in new Research Schools with the potential to support schools in the West Midlands, London, the South Coast and the South East (Kent).

Successful schools will be expected to:

  • Expand their reach and engagement, by growing a local network through communications and events.
  • Deliver a range of training, including an evidence-based school improvement programme.

In addition, the EEF is looking to establish several Associate Research Schools. These schools will play a role in expanding the reach of the network across the country and will work closely with established Research Schools to engage schools from a wider area through communication and face to face activity.

Schools interested in applying to become a Research School can find out more here. To apply, click here. The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd May 2019.