Education Endowment Foundation:Justine Greening to announce funding for EEF Research Schools in new Opportunity Areas

Justine Greening to announce funding for EEF Research Schools in new Opportunity Areas

Justine Greening to announce funding for EEF Research Schools in new Opportunity Areas
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Press Release •1 minutes •

At an event hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Sutton Trust later today the Education Secretary Justine Greening will announce the expansion of the Opportunity Areas programme – targeted investment in social mobility coldspots’ – to a further six areas across England, along with a new £3.5m programme that will see the Education Endowment Foundation establish a Research School for each of the twelve Opportunity Areas

Commenting on the announcement, Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, said:

  1. 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. Since its launch the EEF has awarded £80 million to 133 projects working with over 850,000 pupils in over 8,300 schools across England. The EEF and Sutton Trust are, together, the government-designated What Works Centre for Education.
  2. The Research Schools Network is a partnership between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) to fund a network of schools who will support the use of evidence to improve teaching practice.
    The Research Schools will become a focal-point for evidence-based practice in their region, building affiliations with large numbers of schools and supporting the use of evidence at scale. Research Schools will engage with local schools in a variety of ways and with varying degrees of intensity. The first five Research Schools, appointed following a competitive application process, are: