April 2015 Research Publications Schools About
Lessons in work experience

NFER has released a new report and a top tips guide for senior leaders based on six case studies, which gives an insight into 'what works' in successfully delivering the work experience strand of the 16-19 study programmes in schools and sixth form colleges.
Parental choice
Three quarters of parents feel they have a genuine choice of school, says a new NFER report which takes a closer look at factors which influence parents' choice of school for their child.

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Election update
Election 2015 is fast approaching. Our series of election blogs captures the essence of the key debates and their emphasis (or lack of) on education policy.

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Latest blogs
Validity and baseline assessment

Marian Sainsbury, explores the ideas underlying the validation of an assessment. Also, don't miss our blog explaining how the baseline assessment can be a good assessor of children's language. Read it here.
School choice - a social mobility issue?

Our series of blogposts explores findings from a research report on parents' views of school choice. You can read the latest one here.
Unlocking the bike shed

Claire Hodgson, discusses the key findings of a research which showed the effect of the Bikeability training programme on pupils' hazard perception skills.
NFER updates
Our work with Ofqual

Work is underway at NFER to help develop and deliver the new National Reference Tests (NRTs). 
New Academies page

Take a look at the new 'Academies' page on our website. It covers our latest work on academies, including new research, publications and blogs.
30 April 2015
Essential seminar for school leaders

School leaders with responsibility for work experience programes are invited to this seminar featuring schools, employers, and learners, which focuses on a series of case studies that draw on effective practices. 
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30 April 2015
Policy Forum for Wales

NFER Senior Research Manager, Jane Nicholas will participate in a panel discussion focusing on 'Reforming assessment to fit a new curriculum and improve standards'.
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