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