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Evaluation of Education Development Trust: School Partnerships Programme

The Schools Partnership Programme (SPP), funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), is one of the UK’s largest school improvement networks with over 1300 schools having participated since beginning in 2014.

Schools work in small self-formed clusters and school leaders attend regional training where they learn to self-evaluate, peer review and provide school-to-school support for improvement. 

This £721,533 award is one of the largest evaluations conducted to date by the EEF and involves 374 primary schools in the treatment group. 

Funded period: 2018 - 2021.


Principal Investigator

  • Dr Jake Anders, Associate Professor in Educational and Social Statistics

Head of the Implementation and Process Evaluation

  • Dr David GodfreyAssociate Professor in Education Leadership and Management.