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EEFective Kent Project

Promising Project Applications for Round 2
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The application window for Round 2 of the Promising Projects strand of the EEFective Kent Project is now open until 5pm on Monday 26 October 2020. Before applying, please check that you are eligible using the eligibility criteria and have given thought to the actions set out under “Before you apply”. It is important to note that this stage is to secure the funding towards your chosen Promising Project. In light of the ongoing situation we find ourselves facing due to COVID-19, the longer-term impact this will have on the EEFective Kent Project is unknown. We are anticipating that all Promising Projects will be able to go ahead, however, there may be delays or changes to the ways the Promising Projects can be delivered. The EEFective Kent Project team are constantly reviewing this and any delays or changes will be communicated to schools affected. For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on the EEFective Kent Project and the Promising Projects, please take a look at our FAQs (PDF, 177.8 KB).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a publicly funded Kent County Council school.
  • Complete the implementation training (either at Headteacher briefings, NLE briefings, Promising Projects Roadshow or online).

Before you apply

  • Check you are eligible, please see above criteria.
  • Read the prospectus  (PDF, 3.7 MB), and take a look at our Virtual Promising Projects Roadshow.
  • Identify a first, and ideally a second, choice of project available from the Promising Projects on offer.
  • Decide if you want to work in partnership with other schools. If so, consider who you would like to work with.
  • Decide when you would like to implement your chosen Promising Project.

When will I find out if my application has been successful?

The EEFective Kent Project team will be reviewing all applications submitted at regular intervals. Depending on when you submit your application will determine when you will be informed of the outcome. Please see timetable below:

  • Schools who submit an application by Tuesday 30 June 2020 will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 17 July 2020.
  • Schools who submit an application between Wednesday 1 July 2020 and Wednesday 30 September 2020 will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 16 October 2020.
  • Schools who submit an application between Thursday 1 October 2020 and 5pm on Monday 26 October 2020 will be informed of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 18 November 2020.

Application Form

Apply for Promising Project funding

EEFective Kent Project Team

The EEFective Kent project is a three-year project running until August 2022 aiming to bring evidence-based programmes to Kent to improve educational outcomes. Kent County Council is working with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and have created a joint funding pot worth £600,000 to support the implementation of evidence-based approaches and interventions in Kent.

The first part of the project which we are launching is inviting publicly funded Kent County schools to bid for match funding to implement one of the “Promising Projects” on offer. Promising Projects are programmes for schools that have been evaluated at a large scale and the EEF are confident can improve outcomes for children and young people. The full list of Promising Projects available to Kent through the EEFective Kent project are listed in our prospectus (PDF, 3.7 MB); there are projects that are suitable for Primary, Secondary and Special schools.

Alongside the Promising Projects, we are currently developing the second strand of the Project, which is evidence-based training. This is being developed in collaboration with schools in Kent and is about targeted training specific to Kent issues and responsive to particular needs in schools.

The topics below are the areas currently being explored following initial interest from Kent schools. The training is based on the EEF's Guidance Reports, which summarise the available evidence on topics pertinent to schools, and will be delivered by EEF Research Schools. Each will only be offered if these are the right areas of focus and there is enough interest, and all will be subject to shaping from interested schools. Training will be offered at a heavily subsidised rate which will be advertised when the content has been confirmed.

  • Characteristics of deprivation (including coastal school issues)
  • SEND inclusion in mainstream schools
  • Leading teacher development (linked to the Early Career Framework)
  • Learning Behaviours (linking guidance reports on Social and Emotional Learning, Behaviour, Metacognition and Working with Parents)
  • Delivery of online learning.

We need your help to make sure we are developing the right offer. Are these issues you are currently working on or would like to explore further? We need to hear from you. Please complete this form to let us know which of these are important issues for you.

The third and final part of the Project will be about ensuring a legacy of evidence-based practice in Kent schools by developing research champions in Kent.

Promising Project Application Rounds
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There are now only two opportunities left to apply for match funding to access the Promising Projects. Round 1 took place in January 2020, round 2 is now open until 5pm on Monday 26 October 2020. To apply for funding please complete the application form or scroll to the top of the page for more information. Round 3 is due to open for applications at 8am on 19 April 2021 and close at 5pm on 3 May 2021.

The Promising Projects Virtual Roadshow is available to support you to make an application. The Virtual Roadshow will give you more information about each of the Promising Projects on offer and the application process.

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Contact Details
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If you have any questions, would like more information or would like to join the EEFective Kent Project mailing list, please email