Carmel Research School

Carmel Research School is proud to be part of the National Research schools network of 28 Research schools across the country. Research Schools aim to lead the way in engaging schools the effective use of evidence and help develop a critical understanding within leaders and practitioners. They work with the other schools in their network to help them to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning.

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Research School Lead: David Bailey – Director of Carmel Research School

"David leads the Carmel Research School. Previously, he was Regional Network Lead and Network Education Lead for STEM Learning, where he oversaw science CPD provision in the North. Alongside his current role, he is an Educational Consultant working in a range of advisory and school improvement roles to support many schools in the region and beyond. He draws on over fifteen years of experience teaching Physics to ages 11-18, and over ten years of leadership in 3 schools, including positions as middle and senior leader. He is currently leading the EEF/Wellcome Trust funded programme ‘Leadership Lite’, in which 140 schools are participating across the UK."


School-led support for evidence-based practice There are many evidence-based resources and tools available to help improve teaching practice and raise the attainment of pupils, but it can be difficult to get research into schools in ways that really make a difference in the classroom. Research Schools aim to lead the way in the use of evidence-informed practice. Through the network they will share what they know about putting research into practice, and support schools in their region to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning so that they really make a difference in the classroom. They will do this by: · Encouraging schools in their network to make use of evidence-based programmes and practices through regular communication and events · Providing training and professional development for senior leaders and teachers on how to improve classroom practice based on the best available evidence · Supporting schools to develop innovative ways of improving teaching and learning and providing them with the expertise to evaluate their impact. Carmel Research School is working with schools and Local Authorities to partner train and deliver much needed support and guidance. We do this through webinars, taster sessions, our regional research libraries, research network meetings and much more through to embedded 3 day programmes and bespoke coaching.

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