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February 2016 Research Publications Schools About
How is the legal profession helping social mobility?

A new report presents the interim findings from a study of the destinations and career choices of students who took part in the first two years of PRIME, the initiative that was launched in 2011 to ensure fair and equal access to quality work experience in the legal profession for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
What is the role of the executive headteacher?
NFER has formed a research partnership with the National Governors' Association and The Future Leaders Trust to improve understanding of the prevalence and nature of the executive headteacher role.

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Which education systems lead to success in science?
Analysis carried out in 2015 explored the characteristics of seven education systems which outperformed Northern Ireland in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

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Other news
The rise of Edu-Twitter: chat, collaboration and CPD

This month @theNFER reached a milestone of 10,000 followers, so it seemed a good time to reflect on what Twitter means in education and why it is so popular. More...
Evidence-based tips for e-safety

On Safer Internet Day this month, we highlighted some results from a survey of 16,855 London children aged seven to 16 to find out about their online activities. More...
Latest blogs
EBacc teacher recruitment and retention: even more challenging times ahead?

The latest Teacher Voice survey has found that a significantly higher proportion of EBacc teachers are considering leaving the profession compared to non-EBacc teachers.  One of the conclusions of NFER's recent report on teacher supply was that there's an important difference between intent to leave and the reality but, as Susie Bamford explains, the latest survey results are concerning nevertheless. More...
Could it be that disengagement leads to poor skills?

Tami McCrone considers the links between two recent events in London: a Demos seminar reporting on ways to re-engage disengaged young people pre-16 years old, and an OECD seminar offering policy insights from the survey of adult skills. More...
Eurydice updates
Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe

Why is entrepreneurship education essential? Are European countries embedding it in their school curricula and how are teachers trained for it? What kind of strategies have been put in place so far? Eurydice's latest publication includes an analysis of entrepreneur-
ship education, focusing on primary education, lower and general upper secondary education as well as school-based initial vocational education and training.
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11 March 2016
National Pupil Premium & Ofsted – Ensuring Successful Outcomes Conference

Research Director Caroline Sharp will be giving the keynote address on our recent study for the Department for Education on how the Pupil Premium has been used in schools to raise the performance of disadvantaged students. More...
17-19 March 2016
Education Show 2016

NFER will be exhibiting our range of products and services for schools at this exhibition, including our new NFER Tests Suite 2. Please visit our stand (D59) where we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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