Research Schools Network

Sector-Led Support for Evidence-based PracticeRS

We are proud that Aspirer was chosen to become one of the first five research schools in the country after winning part of £2.5m of funding from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE). Research Schools act as regional hubs for the Research Schools Network. 

There are many evidence-based resources and tools available to help improve teaching practice and raise the attainment of pupils, but it can be difficult to get research into schools in ways that really make a difference in the classroom.

Research Schools aim to lead the way in the use of evidence-based practice. Through the network they will 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.

They will do this by:

  • Encouraging schools in their network to make use of evidence-based programmes and practices through regular communication and events
  • Providing training and professional development for senior leaders and teachers on how to improve classroom practice based on the best available evidence
  • Supporting schools to develop innovative ways of improving teaching and learning and providing them with the expertise to evaluate their impact.

Meet the Research Schools, and learn about their work on this page.