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Research School Network: Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to become an Evidence Lead in Education Applications now open!


Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to become an Evidence Lead in Education

Applications now open!

Doncaster Research School is is recruiting outstanding leaders to become Evidence Leads in Education (ELEs). This role is similar to that of a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE), with a specialism in aspects of educational research and evidence.


To be eligible for the role of an ELE you should:

- Hold a middle or senior leadership role (minimum 2 years) in a primary, secondary or special school / academy.

- Regularly implement evidenced-based strategies within your own classroom.

- Have a successful track record of working effectively with teachers and leaders within your own school and / or across a group of schools.

- Have experience of successfully using coaching skills to bring about sustainable improvements.

- Have successfully developed and facilitated CPD at whole school level / across a group of schools.

- Have an understanding of what constitutes evidence-informed practice and the ability and confidence to communicate this.

- Have an analytical approach in identifying and prioritising needs.

- Have the ability to set and establish new and innovative working practices.

- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Have the capacity to provide a minimum of 6 days deployment per school year. (Remuneration is provided to your school at an agreed daily rate).

You do not need to come from an outstanding school as long as your school has the capacity to release you.

ELEs can come from all phases of education. This year applications are welcome from primary, secondary or special schools.

If you are interested in applying please download the application form and return it to researchschool@​partnersinlearning.​org.​uk no later than 5pm on Tuesday 8th June 2021.

If you are already designated as a System Leader (SLE, LLE) and are interested in changing your designation to ELE, please complete the Expression of Interest form and submit it to the email address above by the same deadline.


Key dates:

Application window opens: 10th May 2021.

Application window closes: 8th June 2021 at 5pm.

Shortlisting: Wednesday 9th June 2021.

Applicants notified of outcome: by 14th June 2021.

Interview dates (these will take place remotely via Zoom): 22nd/​23rd June 2021.

Interviewees notified of outcome: by 25th June 2021.


Successful applicants will be invited to an introductory meeting on Thursday 15th July 2021 followed by a full induction in the 2021/22 academic year.

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