Lancashire school secures funding to boost the quality of teaching in the region
St Mary’s RC Primary School has been selected to form the Lancashire Associate Research School, and join the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) network of 27 Research Schools and 10 Associate Research Schools across England. Their main objective, as an Associate of Blackpool Research School, will be to establish new partnerships with local schools and provide effective guidance by promoting and exemplifying evidence-based practise
The appointment of a new Associate Research School in Lancashire will support an ambitious partnership with all schools in the region, so that they are able to access training and support based on the best available evidence. They will become part of the Research Schools Network, working to support schools in applying evidence-informed recommendations in their approach to improving their pupils’ outcomes.
St Mary’s RC will be funded for three years to work with Blackpool Research School, to encourage other schools 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
Professor Becky Francis, CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: