Dr Gary Jones, @DrGaryJones, worked in post-compulsory education for over 25 years and is now an independent researcher, consultant and blogger (http://evidencebasededucationalleadership.blogspot.co.uk). Gary has a doctorate in educational management from the University of Bristol and is interested in developing effective evidence-informed practice. In 2014 Gary led, in conjunction with Professor Bill Lucas of the Centre for Real-World Learning based at Winchester University, a college-wide action research project on the implementation of a theory of vocational pedagogy. In 2015 Gary has presented at ResearchED Sydney, Cambridge, New York, Glasgow and UKFEchat London. Gary is currently supporting schools as part of the Expansive Education Network and is acting as critical friend the Associate Educational Fellowship Programme in Bedford, England.
School leaders are instrumental to school improvement. In terms of evidence-based practice (EBP), the current focus is on how school leaders can lead EBP for their teaching staff. This session will focus on leadership practice itself can be enhanced by an engagement with evidence-based practice.