Education Endowment Foundation diagram - long description

The Education Endowment Foundation (2018) has developed a guidance report to help educators utilise research evidence, Putting evidence to work: a school’s guide to implementation. It makes six recommendations to support educators through the implementation process.


  1. Treat implementation as a process, not an event; plan and execute it in stages
  2. Create a leadership environment and school climate that is conducive to good implementation.
  3. Define the problem you want to solve and identify appropriate programs or practices to implement.
  4. Create a leadership implementation plan, judge the readiness of the school to deliver that plan, then prepare staff and resources.
  5. Support staff, monitor progress, solve problems, and adapt strategies as the approach is used for the first time
  6. Plan for sustaining and scaling an intervention from the outset and continuously acknowledge and nurture its use.