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3 day training eventsSpecialist Professional Development

One component of this is our specialist training programmes, which use the EEF’s guidance reports as a basis to develop focused expertise.These in-depth sessions are adapted to meet individual school’s needs over a three day training through exemplars, case studies, templates, tools and resources covering such topics as behaviour, literacy, maths, metacognition and self-regulation and more.

As all RSN training is underpinned by a common framework and process (putting evidence to work), we find that multiple programmes - drawing in different members of a school’s leadership team help provide a common language and approach for more evidence-informed school improvement decisions. For example, a training and retaining great teacher programme for the Deputy Head Teacher and the Specialist KS1 Literacy Programme for the school’s literacy lead.

The range of Specialist Programmes includes: 

  • Literacy: EYs; KS1; KS2; and Secondary
  • Maths: KS2 and KS3 (EYs in development)
  • Science: Secondary
  • Learning Behaviours: Metacognition; Behaviour; Memory
  • And more general programmes around disadvantaged pupils; training and retaining great teachers and curriculum.

Who is it for: Middle and Senior Leaders

Who delivers it: Research School Directors across the network and EEF central staff

linkSpecialist Programmes Guidance Reports


The EEF Central region

London & South East

The EEF Central region

North East

The EEF North East region

North West

The EEF North West region


The EEF Yorkshire region

East Midlands

The EEF East Midlands region

West Midlands

The EEF West Midlands region

South West

The EEF South West region