Dixons Centre for Growth

Dixons Centre for Growth focuses on training, development and research. We support our staff to be the best they can be by providing access to a wealth of training and resources to help develop their careers.


Our teacher training programme provides trainees with 100% school based training in aspirational schools which are improving the life chances of children. We draw on national and international developments in teacher training, ensuring the quality of our provision and experience is high.


We are passionate and unapologetic in our relentless focus on learning. We provide high-quality professional development opportunities to support all of our staff to flourish in their careers. This ranges from regular coaching and practice for all staff to enrolment on accredited development programmes.


Dixons Centre for Growth is home to Bradford Research School. The Research Schools Network comprises of 27 research schools and 10 associate research schools and leads the way in mobilising evidence and evidence-informed practice. Within the trust, we synthesise, communicate and mobilise evidence to support our staff in choosing the most effective approaches for challening disadvantage in the North.