Education Endowment Foundation:New: Associate Research School Opportunity in Kent

New: Associate Research School Opportunity in Kent

EEF announces further expansion of the Research Schools Network.

EEF announces further expansion of the Research Schools Network.

Press Release •2 minutes •

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is looking to recruit a new Associate Research School to support a four-year partnership with Kent schools. The newly designated Associate Research School will provide support to existing Research Schools, helping them to raise attainment further and close the disadvantage gap in the region. They will establish new partnerships with local schools and provide effective guidance by promoting and exemplifying evidence-based practise.

The new Associate Research school will encourage others in the region to adopt approaches which have a proven history of improving outcomes for learners, focusing on those that have been successful in boosting the progress of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will become an important part of the Education Endowment Foundation’s growing network of 28 Research Schools and 10 Associate Research Schools across England.

The school appointed will receive funding from the EEF and Kent County Council through the EEFective Kent Project to cover leadership time, staff development and training. They will also recruit and deploy Evidence Leads in Education to provide wraparound support for schools and contribute to training in association with other Research Schools in the area.

Applications for this opportunity will close at 12pm on 1st November 2021. For more information and to apply, click here.

Professor Becky Francis, CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation, said:

Christine McInnes, Director of Education for Kent County Council said:


The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is a grant-making charity set up in 2011 by the Sutton Trust as lead foundation in partnership with Impetus Trust (now part of Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation), with a £125m founding grant from the Department for Education. The EEF is dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

More about the existing Research Schools can be found here: