NFER launches surveys to suit all pockets
5 February 2014
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has launched a new service that puts professional information gathering within the reach of all schools to help them improve outcomes for pupils.
Developed with the help of more than 330 school leaders, the NFER School Surveys have been carefully designed to meet schools’ need to gather feedback from pupils, parents/carers and staff in a flexible and cost-effective way.
With constant demands for evidence from Ofsted, governors and others, collecting this kind of attitudinal data, and being able to compare it to nationally representative samples, is critical for both demonstrating how your school is performing and understanding where improvements can be made.
With prices starting at only £75 for primary schools (or £100 for secondary schools) it is easy for schools to trial the service and see real value for money
It will save schools valuable staff time – no longer will staff need to design and write their own questionnaires and then analyse their data
Schools can choose any combination of General, Themed and Write Your Own surveys, giving them flexibility to mix and match to their needs
Schools still have the opportunity to include their own questions, specific to their school, in the Write Your Own surveys (for pupils and parents)
Wellbeing and engagement measures add value to the reports
To find out more about the new School Surveys, visit /spaa.
NFER has a worldwide reputation for providing independent and rigorous research in education. As a charity, any surplus generated by the Foundation is reinvested in research projects. /schools