What is RISE? Research Informed School Self Evaluation (RISE) is an approach that involves schools and teachers using research-based evidence to evaluate and improve their practices. It emphasises the use of data and research findings to inform decision-making and drive improvements in teaching and learning. Here’s why RISE is important for schools and teachers: Evidence-based decision-making: RISE encourages schools and teachers to rely on research and data-driven evidence rather than working solely on personal opinions or assumptions. This ensures that decisions regarding curriculum, teaching methods, and student support are informed by proven strategies and best practices. Improved student outcomes: By using the RISE, schools andRead More →

Research-informed practice has always been used in schools to improve practice but its implementation has varied widely in its consistency from school to school. More recently, there has been a push for research and evidence-based practice to be used much more frequently, consistently and widely in schools.  In fact, some schools or academies trusts now run their own research centres. Many school and academies have developed closer links with universities and research school networks to support evidence-based practice. With the recent demise of the research school networks in England, MESHGuides have recognised a need to support schools and academies in their use of research toRead More →