Oldham Research School at The Greetland Academy – designated in 2016 by the EEF and DfE to connect teachers and schools to evidence informed practice. We remit to work across the geographic area of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire.
We work to provide a professional learning offer to schools and MATs across the region in addition to the remit of training research informed colleagues. Additionally, we sit on several boards to support future and further research informed programmes and offers across schools and early years settings.
We see our keys specific areas of expertise as literacy, metacognition, implementation and Teaching Assistants. We have a flexible and knowledgeable team of SLEs/ELEs who have helped us to build capacity and future proof our work.
At a management level the Research Lead supports each of the Principals within our Trust in finding and using research evidence to inform decision making, for example in choosing diagnostics and interventions for speech and language delay. Each of our Trusts school development plans are underpinned fully by the evidence on both implementation and on the evidence surrounding effective teaching.