Shotton Hall Research School

Supporting schools to put evidence to work in the classroom

What is a research school?


The Research Schools Network is a partnership between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE). Research schools are not separate institutions, they are hubs within existing schools or trusts. Our job is to help schools and teachers access education research and implement it in everyday classroom practice.

What do research schools do?


Research schools have three key aims: communication, training and innovation. We communicate the latest information on new research, train teachers in the local area to reach new heights based on evidence of what works well, and support schools to find new ways of innovating.

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Our research school works to break down barriers between teachers and academics by developing and delivering a programme of support and events for North East schools. These include a range of training programmes designed to make research more accessible for teachers and bringing evidence-based concepts and principles to life for use in the classroom.

Like most research schools, we do not actually do research within the school environment, instead we use evidence based practice to inform our own systems and provision. 

To find out more about the latest research, read our blogs, and explore our latest seminars and training programmes, you can go to our website and follow us on social media.

We work closely with the Education Endowment Foundation and wider Research Schools Network to ensure that we are at the forefront of evidence-informed practice.

Our research school team has a wide range of specialisms spanning different phases and subjects.