The Education Development Service (EDS) is a part of Education Durham, working with schools, settings, academies and other educational institutions to ensure the highest quality opportunities and outcomes for all children and young people in County Durham and in our partner organisations.
Our team consists of over 70 full-time school improvement officers, many with headship experience and all skilled at leading training. We offer specialists in every subject and every phase, with a strong track record of leadership challenge and support. A comprehensive governor support and training service, music service and learning resource service, as well as a bespoke leadership training centre, make Durham's EDS one of the foremost school improvement teams in the whole country.
We support schools regionally, nationally and internationally
We work across the entire north east region, from the Scottish borders to York and beyond, and we have supported schools nationally and internationally. Our strong partnerships with Teaching Schools, Higher Education and business make sure we are relevant and up to date in the support we offer.
Working in partnership
Through courses, conferences and contract support, we provide a first class, consistent, integrated service which works professionally with all partners and stakeholders and meets their needs and aspirations. We provide or broker support and challenge to help schools, settings and academies continually improve.
We engage with national and local partners, conduct research with world-leading authorities, design and co-construct specialist leadership programmes, and offer a world-class, consistent, integrated service that works for all stakeholders.