July 2016 Research Publications Schools About
Executive headteachers:what's in a name?

The number of executive headteachers increased by 240 per cent between 2010 and 2014 and now stands at 620. NFER joined with The Future Leaders Trust and the National Governors' Association to study the role of executive headteachers, and in July all three charities met with experts from across the education sector for a roundtable discussion to explore the findings of their research prior to publication.
New research begins on apprenticeship provision
Apprenticeship reforms in England are gaining pace with proposals to overhaul funding mechanisms along with the content of apprenticeship programmes and their organisation and delivery. We have therefore embarked on a joint project with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) to gather evidence on how apprenticeship providers are preparing for and implementing these reforms.

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Teachers' answers to questions posed by DfE
A new report gives teachers' and senior leaders' views on a range of key policy areas from statutory assessment and curriculum reform to careers and apprenticeships, resilience and active learning. The report provides a summary and commentary on responses to questions submitted by the DfE to our Teacher Voice omnibus survey and senior leader booster survey carried out in November and December 2015.

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Other news
Focus on technical education and skills

The government has published its vision for technical education, based on the work of Lord Sainsbury's independent panel. We are pleased that the Post-16 Skills Plan highlights the importance of contextualising technical education in areas of work so that learners gain real-life expertise and experience.  It also picks up on other evidence we have published in our research on education to employment. More...
Autumn portfolio of primary products and services now online

Our new Autumn portfolio of products and services was emailed to all primary schools in England and Wales before the end of the school term and is now available online.  We have received some very positive feedback and hard copies of the portfolio will be available when schools return in September. More...
Eurydice update
EU Referendum result

Following the result of the EU Referendum, there is no immediate change to the UK's participation in Erasmus+ (the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport), including the participation of the Eurydice Unit for England, Wales and Northern Ireland based at NFER. We will keep readers informed of any further updates issued by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency. More...
10 September 2016
researchEd 2016 National Conference

Senior Research Managers Karen Wespieser and Matt Walker each have a session at this year's conference covering the latest insights and expertise on teacher retention and school research engagement.  More...
27 September 2016
Effectively Using Phonics to Increase Attainment and Improve Learning

Senior Research Manager Matt Walker will be presenting on NFER’s recent evaluation of the Phonics Screening Check at this Inside Government event. More...
13 October 2016
Reforming careers advice and guidance in England

Senior Research Manager Tami McCrone will be speaking on the options for schools to improve the quality of their careers provision as part of a panel at the Westminster Employment Forum. More...
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