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Education Advocates - Recruitment - November 2021




Recruitment Information for Evidence Advocates

North and North East Lincolnshire

November 2021

Kyra Research School is delighted to announce that it received funding, via the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), to establish an Evidence Hub to work with schools in North and North East Lincolnshire. The Evidence Hub launched in July 2021.

To support the new Research School Evidence Hub’s activity, we are looking to increase our talented workforce and wish to recruit three Evidence Advocates (EA) in North and North East Lincolnshire to work alongside the existing Advocate. The EAs will contribute to evidence informed school improvement and will be designated by Kyra Research School.

What is an Evidence Advocate?

Evidence Advocates will be serving Primary and Secondary senior leaders, in either N or NE Lincolnshire, who have the capacity to be deployed by Kyra Research School for up to 4 days per year and can demonstrate that they have used research evidence to improve pupil outcomes. Applicants will commit to be designated for two years initially.

We expect the EAs to be familiar with the EEF’s suite of tools, to talk confidently about the evidence base to other senior leaders, to promote the work of the Research School, and understand the benefits of effective implementation and evaluation of school improvement initiatives. EA deployments are likely to include presenting to other Headteachers at briefings and local networking events, and to represent Kyra Research School locally. The intention is that EAs will build local leadership capacity.

Evidence Leads in Education

In addition to EAs, we have a cohort of 23 Evidence Leads in Education (ELEs) working across Greater Lincolnshire. ELEs are outstanding primary or secondary teachers and are middle and senior leaders with the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. Our next ELE recruitment round will be in Spring 2022.

EA Induction

EAs will be trained by Kyra Research School. The induction will include an exploration of the evidence base and have a focus on implementation and evaluation. EAs will be expected to have a role in the evaluation as part of their designation.

Designation duration
Usually, there is no pre-defined designation period however we are looking to designate for a minimum of 2 years.

Successful applicants must have a commitment to outreach work, the capacity to undertake such work, and with the full support of their Chair of Governors/Trustees.

There is no cost to apply, and the induction training is free.

When deployed:

  • the EA’s school will be reimbursed at the rate of £450 per day.

Recruitment Timeline

Application window opens

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Application window closes

Friday 26 November 2021 at 17:00


w/c 6 December 2021

Interview outcome

w/c 13 December 2021

Annex A

Further Information about Kyra Research School

Kyra Research School, based at Kyra Teaching School in Lincoln, is part of a national network of 33 Research Schools. We have an Associate Research School based at Learn AT in Leicestershire. The North and North East Lincolnshire Evidence Hub works alongside Kyra Research School and Learn AT Associate Research school to meet our joint aim of leading the way in the use of evidence-based practice and bring research closer to schools. We work with the other schools in our networks to help them to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning.

At the Kyra Research School and Learn-AT Associate Research School we will:

  • Inspire engagement, by making visible 'what works' and making it accessible to all practitioners
  • Grow capacity, through encouraging leaders and teachers at all levels to be responsible for evidence-based practice in their classroom, with support from our core practitioner team
  • Identify local champions, who will model and innovate in their schools and their clusters
  • Build partnerships, harnessing our existing networks and developing new ones across the East Midlands region
  • Plan for sustainability, we will create an effective team approach, where ownership and participation levels are high, and sustainability is inherent
  • Be ambitious for children, we will develop and deliver our vision of transforming the lives of the children we serve.

Download the Education Advocate application form (Word file)

Download the Education Advocate recruitment information (PDF file)


Page Published: 10 November 2021