January 2015 Research Publications Schools About
A little local difficulty?

In the latest of our special Election 2015 blog series in the countdown to May's big event, Geoff Gee considers whether local concerns will influence the education agenda as voters prioritise other issues on the national stage.
New face at research helm
The New Year brings a new face to NFER as Dr Lesley Duff joins us as Director of Research to build on the excellent work of Sarah Maughan, who stepped down in October.

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Call for journal papers...
A forthcoming special issue of Educational Research Journal is looking for submissions on policy borrowing and evidence use in education decision-making around the globe.

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Other news
Tackling Early Leaving from Education and Training in Europe

Concern for the young people we describe in the UK as being NEET - not in education, employment or training - resonates across Europe. Eurydice looks at how EU member states are tackling this at national level. More...
Assuring Quality in Education: Policies and Approaches to School Evaluation in Europe

This new report from Eurydice explores how European countries evaluate the quality of education in their schools, offering a comparative overview alongside individual national profiles. More...
Audit of the Bloodhound Education Programme, 2012-2013

Our evaluation of the Bloodhound Education Programme found that it helped provide students' with new learning about engineering and increased interest in engineering careers. More...
From the archive
Teaching approaches that build resilience to extremism among young people

This guide from 2011 offers some timely reminders for schools about key teaching and learning approaches and interventions that have shown to be effective in building students' resilience to extremism. More...
Schools news
NEET prevention

What is the best way to support students who, for none of the obvious reasons, are switching off from school? Our latest article for SecEd shares some insights from on-going research. More...
Baseline background

In this month's Headteacher Update, NFER experts explain what lies behind the conception and development of the new NFER Reception Baseline Assessment. More...
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5 February 2015
SSAT Lead Practitioner Conference

Head of Enquiring Schools Gareth Mills will present 'How research-engaged is my school?'. More...
11 February 2015
Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar

Research manager Matt Walker will present 'Evaluating the impact and effectiveness of the Phonics Screening tests' as a guest of honour at this one-day event. More...
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