We made the Research Support Partnership (RSP) to give you – teachers and school leaders at the “chalkface” of education – the tools to cut through the snake-oil sales pitches you receive, the flimsy research quoted at you, and the government guidance imposed on you. The aim? Making better decisions for your students.
We expect that our doctors base their work on a robust understanding of the best available evidence of what works in treating illness and injury; the same bar is rightly being set for teachers around the world, but you need the tools to reach and surpass it.
We spend two years with small groups of teachers and school leaders, training you:
Our programmes are in line with the best evidence on CPD in schools. Professional learning for those wanting to develop robust evidence-based practice should, according to recent evidence, be carried out at least once a month, for a total of 30 to 50 hours per year. Our programmes align with these recommendations, while remaining pragmatic and feasible for busy teachers and school leaders.
We give you access to our years of expertise in teaching, school leadership, government policy-making and RCT research. We ensure those we work with are cognitively engaged and challenged throughout their programme (they have to think hard!), but we also take seriously the fostering of a supportive climate for learning.
According to a 2015 report by the NAO, 64% of school leaders now use the EEF Toolkit to inform decision-making, up from 11% in 2012. With the move toward Research Schools being led by the EEF, this figure is set to continue to rise.
Click here to hear Alex Quigley, part of the EEF-funded Rise Project at Huntington School, York, talk about the nuances of using research to inform decision-making in schools.
Not only is there support from those in schools around the UK and internationally, though, but Governments and their Advisors have also been vocal in their advocacy of evidence-informed decision-making:
Central governments in the UK and the USA are now overt in their support for evidence-based education (English Schools’ Minister Nick Gibb’s speeches and documents such as the recent United States’ Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offer strong indications of this), but the real-world, daily enactment of feasible evidence-based education in schools is a huge challenge. We know this: we’ve been supporting schools to become evidence-based for years.
So, if you’re reading this – in the UK, the USA or anywhere else in the world – and want to know how we can help you, your school, your network, district or state develop world-class evidence-based education, get ahead of the curve and talk to us today.
Evidence Based Education is an ideal candidate to support school improvement: be it supporting school leaders to undertake ‘best bet’ interventions, or to help teachers improve their pedagogy and impact by accessing the best of educational research.
The real talent of the innovative thinkers at EBE is to draw together and challenge teachers, researchers and policy-makers in their work on evidence-based education.
We consider ourselves very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Stuart and the EBE team; they have the rare combination of incredible knowledge in their field, and excellent presentation skills.
The price of a Research Support Partnership depends on the number of teachers you want to train, the length of the programme, and how many days per year you can allot to it. For a more precise quote, though, do get in touch with us.
We also offer a full 30-day guarantee on all of our Research Support Partnerships. We are sure that, once you and your team begin the course, you will be 100% satisfied, and will begin to reap the benefits of integrating evidence into your practice. However, if – for any reason – you are not happy, we give you a 30-day grace period, from the start date of the Research Support Partnership, to cancel. At this point, we will offer you a full refund.