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Schools secure research accolade

22 September 2014

Three more schools have been awarded the NFER Research Mark – the Foundation’s badge of recognition for engaging in and with research to improve teaching and learning.

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, Reading-based Little Heath School, and the Barbara Priestman Academy in Sunderland all impressed our expert research associates with their use of and commitment to research engagement throughout their organisations.

Presenting staff and students at Little Heath School with their award back in July (pictured), NFER Chief Executive Carole Willis said: “I’m thrilled to be presenting the NFER Research Mark today. Research evidence has an important role to play in school improvement, as it can often help us understand what practice is more or less likely to be effective in a particular context. This clearly sits alongside professional judgement and a school's own enquiry which also informs practice.”

Congratulations to all three schools!



NFER Research Mark