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Kingsbridge Research School

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Kingsbridge Research School is committed to developing a culture of evidence-informed practice in schools across the south-west. Our work in classrooms as well as our programme of professional development with the Research Schools Network is about putting educational research into practice and improving learning experiences and prospects for all students. 

As a Research School, we provide colleagues across the region with the information and tools they need to engage with the existing research base in ways that will allow them to develop, test and implement approaches that are right for their pupils and contexts. 

Who’s Who in Kingsbridge Research School?

Jon Eaton is Director of Kingsbridge Research School and Helen Thorneycroft is Deputy Director. Andy Brumby and John Rogers lead Cornwall Associate Research School.

Alison King is our Project Manager.

Our Evidence Leads in Education (ELEs):

Hannah Cox, Kingsbridge Community College: Science & Metacognition

Scott Davies, Westcountry Schools Trust, Secondary Literacy

Zoe Milligan, Oldway Primary School, Primary Literacy

Freya Morrissey, Teign School, Metacognition and Learning Behaviours

Debbie Weible, Oldway Primary School, Primary Maths

Sandra Westlake, Dartmouth Academy, Secondary Maths

We are all designated Evidence Leads in Education (ELE), which means we have attended and continue to attend rigorous EEF training and deep dives’ into the evidence. As well as this, we all lead training programmes based around our specialities. Although single specialities are listed here, many of us are trained in several different areas, so our range includes behaviour, curriculum, SEN and Collaborative Learning amongst other things.


To find out more about the support, training and events we offer, get in touch or sign up to receive news and updates from our newsletter.

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