Research is one of the core functions undertaken by EPs and an on-going priority for the service.

EPs have the necessary training and skills to undertake research projects at the establishment, learning community and local authority level.

We are also well placed to provide coaching / support to others (e.g. school staff) to enable them to carry out research within their own contexts.

Examples of research can be seen on the National Improvement Hub:


Below are some examples of recent research undertaken by GPS.

Can building self efficacy mediate the poverty related attainment gap in education?

LCFE Focus Group Summary Evaluation

EPs perceptions of the role of research in service delivery

The Nurturing Establishment