Championing and supporting evidence-informed practice.

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What is the Research School?

Our Research School is one of just 33 in England accredited by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to champion and support evidence-informed practice.

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What we do:

Communication and advocacy

We run webinars, write blogs and articles, share videos, speak at conferences and more to promote new research and support its application in the classroom.
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Research School briefings

Online sessions sharing the latest news from the EEF: new guidance reports, research reviews and research projects recruiting in our area.
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Research School training programmes

We run training programmes based on EEF Guidance Reports,for examples:

  • Evidence-informed Curriculum Development
  • Effective Professional Development
  • Preparing for Literacy (Early Years)
  • Improving Literacy at Key Stage 2/3 transition
  • Improving Behaviour in Schools
  • Learning Behaviours
  • Supporting Pupils with SEND in Mainstream Schools
  • Effective Implementation


We design, develop and deliver research projects in key areas of priority. Previous projects include Teacher Workload and Supporting Pupils with Autism in Primary Schools.

Fluency Focus

Our current innovation project is Fluency Focus, a fully resources programme of lessons to develop reading fluency. Fluency Focus is being trialled with 20 schools in South London in an evaluation funded by the EEF.
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Early Emotions

We will soon be launching Early Emotions, a set of resources for nursery practitioners and childminders to support young children’s emotional development and self-regulation.
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