When writing about evidence-based practice and research and development within schools, it seems only proper to refer to the ‘evidence’ on the research and development within schools. As such, in this post we will summarise the findings of Gu, Rea, Smethem, Dunford, Varley and Sammons (2016) evaluation of teaching schools. In particular, I will focus on the findings relating the research and development strand of the ‘Big Six’. I will then go and explore the implications of Gu et al’s findings for teachers, school-leaders and policy-makers.
Gu et al’s evaluation of teaching…
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