Welcome to CUREE

CUREE is an internationally acknowledged centre of expertise in evidence-based practice in all sectors of education. Led by our Chief Executive, Philippa Cordingley our staff use their knowledge and skills in teaching, research, communications and knowledge management to produce high quality research, CPD and tools and resources.

We work with and for schools and colleges, academy chains, teaching schools and other clusters and alliances, with professional associations, universities, and government departments and agencies in the UK and worldwide. All our work is underpinned by our values of directness of communication, fidelity to the evidence, excellence and value for money.

Latest News

Pockets of Excellence – Beacon or Blindspot?

To accompany the release of the New Standard for CPD, Philippa Cordingley has produced a special blog which can be found below. Read the the New Standard at www.gov.uk/government/publications/standard-for-teachers-professional-development 


It’s a no brainer isn’t it? A pocket of excellence is A GOOD THING! So we celebrate it and shout about it - especially if we are in a school which needs to pick up momentum in accelerating pupils’ progress. Everyone needs a boost, and catching people being great does that. Next thing to do is grow it and use it to lever up practice. Oh and another good thing to do is make good use of the team behind it.

Featured Resource

The New CPD Standard – What does it really mean for practice?

Join the members of the Expert Panel who authored the new standard for teachers’ professional development (published July 2016) to explore how to put them to work for school improvement. This important seminar marks the start of a campaign to ensure the standards are widely understood, used and exemplified and to help to build a shared understanding of what quality in implementation looks like. 

Hosted at the prestigious RSA headquarters the seminar will focus on:

Forging strong links with Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) as part of school improvement - the standard positions CPDL as a key driver of school improvement. This matters for every leader of school improvement and especially for the Teaching Schools Council and their Regional leads and those who have budgets and a new and stronger remit for school improvement. This seminar will explore the links between the CPDL and this all important work