November 2016 Research Publications Schools About
How prepared are apprenticeship providers for reform?

New research featuring interviews with 15 senior leaders of apprenticeship providers found that they remain uncertain about the detail of the government's reform plans, hindering their ability to deliver by the May 2017 deadline.
SpringBoard changes lives
The third evaluation report on the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation provides evidence of a range of positive impacts on pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in independent and state boarding schools.

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The power of music
Participating in In Harmony (a music programme for children from deprived communities) enhanced children's enjoyment of music, and benefited their social and emotional wellbeing, a new report reveals.

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NFER Recommended reads: Teacher retention
London callings

New NFER analysis finds that London faces the greatest challenges in recruiting and retaining teachers.
How to keep hold of your teachers

New research into teacher retention has uncovered some of the reasons why teachers quit the profession, as well as those vital 'protective factors' that can help a school retain, engage and motivate their teachers. Researcher Sarah Lynch breaks down the key findings.
Eurydice update
Monitoring education and training systems in Europe

This new Eurydice report addresses central questions on the current state of education in Europe. These include reforms covering early childhood education and care, achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and training, higher education and graduate employability.
NEW! Our webinars page

We have launched a webinars page featuring a series of webinars for teachers, headteachers and senior leaders on topics such as assessment and research engagement.

Wednesday 7 December, 4 pm
Free webinar: A tool for assessment, teaching and learning

NFER Researcher Elizabeth Pope will focus on the age-related expectation outcomes produced when using NFER's summer set of tests in mathematics and reading.
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