Research Schools

School-led support for evidence-based practice

Research Schools lead the way in the use of evidence-based practice by sharing what they know about putting research into practice, and by supporting schools in their region to make better use of evidence to inform teaching and learning.  They offer CPD, tailored school improvement packages through ELEs (Evidence Leaders of Education) and review and write blogs and research papers on current thinking.  Across our locality, there are two Research Schools in Birmingham and one in Staffordshire. We have strong links with each of these research schools through joint CPD and the use of ELEs.  

For more information on local research schools please visit:

St Matthews Research School (Birmingham)

Billesley Research School (Birmingham)

Staffordshire Research School at John Taylor