Three more North East schools awarded Research School status by EEF

Three North East schools have succeeded in becoming part of the EEF research schools network. Awarded full Research School status are Newcastle Research School at Walkergate, and Carmel Research School, with Townend Farm being awarded ‘associate’ status.

Newcastle Research School and Carmel Research School will each receive £140,000 over three years to become centres of evidence-based practice in the region and build networks between schools.

The funding will support them to develop a programme ensuring schools have access to evidence based resource and training.

“We are delighted to have been successful in our application to become one of only ten Research Schools nationally,” said Debi Bailey, Chief Executive Officer at Newcastle East Mixed Multi Academy Trust.

“As a Trust, we are very proud to serve an area of socioeconomic disadvantage, and the opportunities that will be provided through the Research School Network for partnership working and innovative, evidence-based research will be key for us to ensure that we continue to make a positive difference to outcomes for young people.

Also announced was Town End Associate Research School, which will be working with Shotton Hall Research School. All three schools will join a network of 22 Research Schools across the country.

Read the full EEF announcement

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