Creating a Research-Engaged School: A Guide for Senior Leaders

NFER, United Learning

01 July 2014

Research report

This guide is based on research conducted by NFER in partnership with United Learning on the uses and perceived impact of engaging with research on teaching and learning (Teachers’ Use of Research Evidence: A case study of United Learning schools). This research contributes to the growing debate around evidence informed teaching practice.

There is a widespread belief that significant improvements in educational outcomes could be made if teachers engage with the best evidence of ‘what works’ and develop their practice accordingly. This guide summarises what current ‘evidence-informed practice’ looks like, the perceived benefits of engagement and how to develop a culture of evidence-informed practice.

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