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It is recognised as increasingly important to use research evidence across a range of contexts to:
inform professional practice
help make organisational decisions
It has a useful role in informing practice in schools and can contribute to school improvement.
explains what we mean by research evidence
outlines the barriers to using evidence in education and how to overcome them
looks at why research is important for school improvement
looks at the role of leadership in creating an evidence informed school
summarises the leadership strategies for creating an evidence informed school