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Cornwall Research School
Mounts Bay Academy are delighted to host Cornwall Research School (CRS). After four years as an Associate RS, working closely with colleagues from Kingsbridge RS, we are pleased to be able to continue supporting schools in Cornwall and the Southwest region.
The mission of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and CRS is to break the link between family income and educational achievement by using research evidence to inform pedagogy, teaching practice and pupil learning.

CRS is led by Director John Rodgers, supported by a core team of Deputy Director Luca Owenbridge and Project Coordinator Victoria Mitchell. CRS has an extended team of Evidence Leaders of Education (ELEs) and Evidence Advocates who are all outstanding practitioners and represent a range of contexts, phases and subject disciplines.

Over the next three years of regional work, CRS will support schools through:

  • Partnerships that are sustained, place-based and evidence-informed
  • Communication of research evidence
  • Exemplification of evidence into practice
  • Working with and through others
  • Early stage programme development
  • Promoting recruitment to EEF funded programmes and trials

CRS will be engaging with schools and education professionals through a variety of means, including:

  • Face-to-face events
  • Webinars
  • Blogs
  • Newsletters
  • Podcasts
  • Videos (YouTube)

Sign up here for our newsletter for details of upcoming events and to receive our blogs.

Have a look at our website here to read previous blogs and find out about our work.

Follow us on X (Twitter) @RSNCornwall

If you are interested in supporting our work, (e.g. as an evidence advocate) please contact us.

If we can help or support you in any way, please Contact us


John Rodgers

Director – Cornwall Research School

Content Lead for Secondary Literacy – Research Schools Network

Assistant Principal – Mounts Bay Academy



EEF Guidance reports can be accessed here