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Essex Research School is based at Lyons Hall Primary in Braintree. Lyons Hall is one of the three schools that make up the Learning Pathways Trust and is a relatively new Research School having launched in 2023. Its director is Kate Alliston, a primary teacher with over 20 years’ experience.

What is a Research School?

There are currently 33 Research Schools across England supported by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). The EEF is dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement through better use of evidence. Research Schools provide support to educational settings by communicating research evidence and supporting the translation of this into practice. This is done through training, exemplification and school- to-school support.

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What is Essex Research School’s role in Essex?

Essex Research School’s purpose is to translate and share the most up-to-date evidence-based classroom practice to make it accessible for all schools across the county. They do this by:

  • Producing a half-termly newsletter with information about upcoming events and research.
  • Writing blogs/articles about putting evidence and guidance into practice in schools. These include case-studies or examples from different classroom settings.
  • Online and in-person training in partnerships

Get involved!

Visit these websites for more information:

Essex Research School Website

Research School Network Website

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) website

Sign up for Essex Research School’s half-termly newsletter here. This will let you know of any upcoming events, blogs and videos.

Read their blogs here


Evidence Leads in Education (ELEs)







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