November 2015 Research Publications Schools About
Supporting disadvantaged pupils

A new research report and school leaders' guide released by NFER for the DfE shows how schools can effectively use Pupil Premium funding to improve results.
Springboard bursaries transform lives
The second evaluation report on the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation shows positive impacts on disadvantaged pupils in independent and state boarding schools.

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A review of technical education
NFER has been commissioned to carry out a rapid literature review to identify essential elements of teaching and learning in vocational education. 

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Latest blogs
Regional Schools Commissioners and the performance of multi-academy trusts

This blog reflects on the variety of multi-academy trusts and how we can assess their performance.
The importance of knowing what doesn’t work

Research Director, Ben Styles, explains why we still have some way to go to widespread acceptance of rigorous research methods within the English education system.
Bullying: what's new?

An outline of important developments and next steps in tackling bulling for Anti-Bullying Week 2015.
Updates from Eurydice
Early childhood education in Europe

The national information sheets give an overview of the key features of early childhood education and care systems in Europe.
Monitoring education and training systems across Europe

This report contains more than 30 structural indicators that focus on key policy developments in countries across Europe in areas such as childhood education, higher education, graduate employability and learning mobility.
The structure of European education systems

An overview of the structure of education systems in Europe for 2015-16.
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Summer-born pupils: what's the evidence?

This feature by Jack Worth, Research Manager at NFER, considers the implications of this policy, its potential impact on disadvantaged families, and other possible alternatives.
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