Education Endowment Foundation:A School’s Guide to Implementation

A School’s Guide to Implementation

Maximise the impact of new approaches and practices.
Review of evidence on implementation in education:Implementation in education

Third Edition


School Phases

Secondary, Primary

An educational approach or idea may seem great in principle, but what really matters is how it manifests itself in the day-to-day work of people in schools, colleges, and early years settings. 

Our guidance on effective implementation – and its accompanying resources – are designed to help you make sure new approaches or practices have the biggest possible impact on children and young people’s outcomes. 

Based on a new review of the evidence, our updated guidance is focused on three key elements:

  1. The behaviours that drive effective implementation.

  2. The contextual factors that facilitate implementation.

  3. A structured, but flexible, process to enact implementation.

The process is designed to support you to do implementation, while the behaviours and contextual factors help you to do it well.

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Prof. Jonathan Sharples, Jon Eaton and Jamila Boughelaf

Implementation in education

How new approaches and strategies can be implemeted by school leaders to maximise the chances of success.