Research School


The Swindon and Wiltshire Teaching School Hub are thrilled to have partnered with the HISP Research School, based at Thornden School in Eastleigh. HISP are part of a national network of Research Schools whose aim is to work collaboratively with schools to help bridge the gap between research evidence and classroom practice. Whilst they already work closely with schools in Hampshire, the Isle of White, Southampton and Portsmouth, we are now excited to introduce their programmes to the Swindon and Wiltshire region. 

As a Research School their core purpose is to:  

  • Share and disseminate the very best of evidence-based practice to schools and teachers across the region. 
  • Help teachers and leaders to mobilise the research evidence into their classrooms. 
  • Help to exemplify and unpick the key recommendations of the EEF Guidance Reports in order to understand what they actually look like in schools and in the classroom. 
  • Provide evidence-based training. 

Making the difference for disadvantaged pupils