For me, evidence-based school leadership is a moral duty. Without it, there is a danger that schools will either introduce, or continue to use, programmes/interventions that don’t work. Dr Gary Jones, blogger, author and consultant writes in Teachwire
On the other hand, there is the risk that interventions that do work are mistakenly withdrawn from use, or never tried in the first place.
However, making effective use of research and evidence requires much more than reading the EEF’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit and then ‘making it happen’.
Teachers and school leaders need to ask themselves questions such as: Does this ‘intervention’ solve a problem we have? Is our school similar enough in ways that matter to other schools in which the intervention appears to have worked elsewhere? How much improvement will we get? What might get in the way of the intervention so that good effects are negligible? How much will it cost?
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