Announcement of Newcastle Research School at Walkergate

We are delighted to announce that NEAT has beaten competition from over 200 applicants across the country to have one of its schools named one of 10 new designated Research Schools by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF).

Led by Walkergate Community School, the Newcastle Research School at Walkergate will receive £140,000 funding from EEF over the course of three years as part of its Research Schools Network.

Debi Bailey, NEAT CEO said, “As a Trust, we are very proud to serve an area of socioeconomic disadvantage, and the opportunities that will be provided through the Research School Network for partnership working and innovative, evidence-based research will be key for us to ensure that we continue to make a positive difference to outcomes for young people.

“We believe passionately that schools are the difference and collaborative, school-to-school support is the solution - a view strongly supported by EEF. We have had the privilege of supporting schools both within Newcastle and beyond for some time and we are delighted to have been given an opportunity to build on these successful relationships to the benefit of our pupils, staff and the local communities we serve.

“Our common purpose as a multi academy trust is to Nurture, Educate, Achieve and Transform and we feel the partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation and Institute for Effective Education will support us in realising this vision both within NEAT schools and across the entire North East region.”

You can read the full press release below:

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