Experts in What Works in Education

CUREE is an internationally acknowledged centre of expertise in school and college improvement and evidence-informed leadership and practice in education. Led by our Chief Executive, Philippa Cordingley our staff use their knowledge and skills in teaching, research, communications and knowledge management to produce high quality research, CPD and tools and resources.

We work with and for schools and colleges, academy chains, teaching schools and other clusters and alliances, with professional associations, universities, and government departments and agencies in the UK and worldwide. All our work is underpinned by our values of honesty of communication, fidelity to the evidence, excellence in performance and value for money.

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Fulfill Your Professional Development Resolutions with CUREE CPD

To support the recently published New Standard for Teachers' Professional Development, CUREE are proud to announce a series of professional development opportunities deeply rooted in leading evidence and CUREE’s extensive expertise.

Following on from launch event workshops in the West Midlands and London with members of the expert panel that helped design the New Standard, these exciting programmes will help colleagues make effective use of the New Standard and further promote its contributions to school improvement.

Increase the Impact of Your CPD on Staff and Pupil Learning

Case Study Newsletter - Kingsford Community College

Welcome to our latest newsletter looking at the exciting ways schools engage with Research and Evidence!
This month we are looking at Kingsford Community School, where they have focussed on integrating coaching linked with peer observation into their Professional Development whole school plans (download a print-friendly pdf version here).

Starting Point

Kingsford Community School is a secondary school with 1,476 students. Ofsted have recognised the outstanding leadership that has already moved the school from satisfactory to good, and the school has been awarded The Teacher Effectiveness Program (TEEP) ambassador status. A much higher than average proportion of the students are eligible for pupil premium and well over half speak English as an additional language.

Featured Resource

Lincolnshire Schools Heads' Peer Review, Final Report

CUREE has been delighted to be involved in this Peer Review programme with Lincolnshire Schools and this final report presents the very interesting patterns which have emerged from the Peer Review process, our findings and recommendations. 

The training for 46 Heads from across Lincolnshire, which began in September 2015, was facilitated by an experienced team throughout and included a series of workshops for the Heads who were arranged into three cohorts, firstly to ensure a high level of engagement with facilitators and secondly to ensure that the workshops were geographically accessible to all.