08 Mar 2017

Research Schools in social mobility opportunity areas

Research Schools in social mobility opportunity areas

We recently sought applications for up to six more schools to become Research Schools from September 2017 to bring the network total to 11. In January this year, the EEF and the DfE announced additional funding to grow the network of Research Schools in the social mobility opportunity areas. We are now looking for an additional 12 schools to support the 12 opportunity areas from September 2017.

The 12 opportunity areas are: Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenlands and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke and West Somerset.

To be a Research School, you will need to have the capacity and reach to deliver the strands of activity to potentially all of the schools within one of the 12 opportunity areas. We expect you to have experience of supporting other schools and teachers through the delivery of training that is underpinned by high-quality external evidence.

Prospective Research Schools should consult the application guidance and use the EEF grants portal to submit an application by 5pm on Friday 31st March 2017.