Research School EEF Programmes


Improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in Essex through evidence-informed professional development

We are excited to launch a regional partnership between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Essex County Council, Saffron, Alpha and Chafford Hundred Teaching School Hubs and Unity and East London Research Schools.

This collaboration aims to co-ordinate and cohere the school improvement offer across the county, improve pupil outcomes in Essex - particularly for the most disadvantaged - and further embed a culture of evidence use in schools. Through funding from the EEF, schools in Essex will be able to access subsidised training that is high-quality, evidence-informed and tailored to local needs.

Together we support the Essex Local Authority Disadvantaged Strategy through carefully targeted training programmes as recommended in Marc Rowland's book "Addressing Educational Disadvantage in Schools and Colleges: The Essex Way".


What does the partnership involve?

Evidence-informed professional development programmes starting in Autumn 2022

Across the academic year 2022-23, six cohorts of training will be available to Essex teachers and leaders, co-delivered by the Research Schools Network and local Teaching School Hubs.

These training programmes will explore the evidence base and review best practice within three thematic evidence strands:

We are delighted that the Saffron Teaching School Hub Evidence Leads in Education will be involved in the delivery of these programmes.

Detailed training programme information

Click on the links below to view and download flyers with full details of each training programme:

How to register

To register your school for any of these training programmes, complete the online form here.