March 2016 Research Publications Schools About
What do we know about academies?

Academies hit the headlines again this month as a result of the Budget and publication of the Education White Paper.  What does it mean to become an academy and what do we actually know about the effects of academisation on school performance?
New study on teacher supply
Following last year's report Should I stay or should I go? on teacher supply, a new research project will explore how engaged and supported teachers feel, track this over time, and analyse how this relates to their intention to remain in the profession or to leave.

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School-to-school partnerships in Wales
New research findings have been published following our assessment of the effectiveness of Tranche 2 of the Lead and Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project for the Welsh Government.

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Other news
Headteachers' perspectives on the In Harmony programme 2012–2015

See what headteachers from seven participating schools say about this social and music education programme.  Their input forms part of our evaluation of the programme's sustainability and its impact for children, families, schools and wider communities. More...
Latest blogs
The known unknowns of teacher supply

Karen Wespieser takes a closer look behind a recent news headline about teacher recruitment and mentions the reasoning behind new NFER research into the experiences and intentions of teachers to remain in the profession or to leave. More...
Can schools in the most deprived areas hang on to their teachers?

Teacher recruitment and retention is still high on the political agenda and one current focus is on recruiting teachers to schools in deprived areas. But once they get there will they stay?
Striving for 'knowledge animation'– can we bring evidence-informed practice to life?

After co-hosting a round-table discussion on evidence-informed practice (EiP) in education at the International Congress for School Improvement and Effectiveness, Julie Nelson mulls over the discussion and what will be covered in a special issue of Educational Research. More...
Eurydice updates
Paris declaration: promoting freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination

Following the terrorist attacks which occurred in early 2015 in Paris and Copenhagen, EU Ministers signed a declaration to promote citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education. This leaflet outlines how European countries have addressed the Paris Declaration objectives in the past year. More...
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23 May 2016
Leadership Conference Day 2: The Latest Changes in Education

Research Director Caroline Sharp will be presenting our latest research on how more effective schools are supporting disadvantaged pupils to achieve in the classroom. More...
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