Ipswich Evidence Leads in Education (ELEs)

Evidence Leads in Education (ELEs) are outstanding teachers and practitioners, who are middle and senior leaders with the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools and settings. They understand what outstanding leadership of evidence-informed school improvement looks like and are skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

In Ipswich, most of our team of Evidence Leads in Education developed their skills through IOA funded projects, and have first hand experience of leading, monitoring and evaluating an evidence-led programme of change in their school or setting.

Ipswich and Felixstowe schools and settings are entitled to fully funded support from an ELE until August 2022. Schools outside the IOA and Felixstowe are also welcome to book support through the Ipswich Associate Research School. All of our ELEs are plugged into the IOA network, so alongside their skills and knowledge of the EEF guidance reports on what works in education, they hadve a wealth of experieince in the range of projects that have taken place in Ipswich as part of the IOA programme.

How can an ELE help me?

ELEs can support your practitioners, middle or senior leaders to define an area of development in your school and direct you to research evidence-based guidance on what works. They can support you in putting that research evidence into practice in your context, and connect you to other local schools that have attempted something similar. ELEs can also help with sound planning for effective implementation, and can help you to monitor and evaluate the impact of any projects you are conducting. ELEs can bring tools to support your work, or simply provide professional dialogue and support when you would appreciate fresh eyes on your problem and potential solution.

How do I book an ELE?

Contact Vanessa Bally at Ipswich Associate Research School: vanessa.bally.ipswich@researchschool.org.uk

Who are the Ipswich Associate Research School ELEs?

Any of our ELEs can support your work in an evidence lead capacity, and as a team they have a broad understanding of a range of context, phases and subject areas that you may find of interest in choosing support:

James Baalham, Northgate High School

Charlie Dawson, Northgate High School

Grace Glanville, Brooklands Primary School

Megan Howgego, The Oaks Primary School

Abi Joachim, Westbourne Academy

Jane Ryder, Sidegate Primary School

Kate Sida-Nicholls, Eastern Colleges Group

Sue Todd, Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Ann Waters, retired Headteacher

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