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Call for research evidence to be made more accessible to practitioners

11 January 2017

New NFER analysis has identified that there is more the research community can to do to address challenges facing teaching schools in delivering research and development (R&D).This is one of the findings that emerged from an analysis of 83 teaching schools and a comparison group of 80 outstanding schools.

The new report titled, Insights into the Role of Research and Development in Teaching Schools by the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER), explores the effectiveness with which teaching schools are delivering their R&D responsibilities.

Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with strategic partners, such as universities and private sector organisations, to provide high-quality training and development to new and to experienced school staff. R&D forms one of their six key areas of responsibility, often referred to as the ‘big six’.

Key findings are:

Andrew Warren, Chair of the Teaching Schools Council, has welcomed the NFER report. You can read his response here.