Research Schools

A network of schools that support the use of evidence to improve teaching practice


The Research Schools Network is a collaboration (EEF and IEE) to create a network of schools that support the use of evidence to improve teaching practice.

Generate Teaching Hub connects to the research school network and supports their aims. The nearest Research Schools to our Hub area are:

  • Aspirer Research School

    Aspire! to be better learners, to be better leaders and to be happy

    The Aspirer Research School is based at Ash Grove Academy, an outstanding primary school on the edge of the Peak District, serving an area of high social and economic challenge.

    The Aspirer Research School is dedicated to supporting schools to become more evidence-informed and to improving the outcomes for all pupils but particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

  • Manchester Research School
  • Meols Cop Research School

    Meols Cop High School is proud to be a designated Research School as part of the Research Schools Network. The Research Schools Network is a collaboration between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) to create a network of schools that will support the use of evidence to improve teaching practice. Research Schools act as regional hubs for the Research Schools Network.

    Through the network, they share what they know about putting research into practice, and support schools to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning so that they really make a difference in the classroom.

    Meols Cop Research School:

  • Encourages schools in its network to make use of evidence-based programmes and practices through regular communication and events

  • Provides training and professional development for senior leaders and teachers on how to improve classroom practice based on the best available evidence

  • Supports schools to develop innovative ways of improving teaching and learning and provide them with the expertise to evaluate their impact.

    Further information can be found on our dedicated Research School website where you can find details of upcoming training events and the latest news & evidence from our network.

Each research school supports a range of opportunities based around learning an evidence base and learning to apply the evidence to the classroom. Teachers can also become Evidence Leaders in Educations (or ELE as they are known).

Generate Teaching Hub will highlight events, reports, guidance and opportunities from each Research School on their website and through our social media and mailing lists. A school can also contact Research Schools direct for more information.

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