March 2017 Research Publications Schools About
How do partially selective schools perform?

New analysis by NFER compares the results of pupils at partially selective schools with comparable pupils at similar non-selective schools. Among other findings, it shows that there is no overall academic benefit to attending a partially selective school. 
Refocusing assessment
This free resource, jointly published by NFER with educational organisations ASCL and SSAT, provides a framework for school leaders and department heads to plan a coherent whole-school approach to assessment that will support the learning of every student.

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Engaging employers
A free interactive tool for senior leaders and teachers has been launched by the Edge Foundation with NFER. 'Give Yourself the Edge' is an online step-by-step guide for schools to develop and sustain partnerships with employers.

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Latest blogs
Retaining teachers in Wales - what do we know?

 Jack Worth and Jennifer Garry discuss statistics relating to teacher recruitment and retention in Wales. More...
Life as an NFER apprentice

For National Apprenticeship Week 2017, our apprentice Harminder Hundal discussed her experience juggling various roles in NFER.
Other news
The NFER-sponsored Research award goes to...

The Research Award at the first International e-Assessment Awards held at London on 22 March has been won by the University of Wolverhampton. NFER, who sponsored the award acknowledged the contribution made by an individual or team that has had a significant impact on e-assessment. More...
A guide to executive headship

A new practical guide for schools on Executive Headship has been published by NFER and Leadership Matters. It provides a summary of the executive headteacher role, practical questions and exemplar role descriptors to consider when creating the position.
30 March
Westminster Education Forum Seminar: Using data and evidence in education

Pippa Lord discussed different ways teachers engage with research evidence in practice, and what could be done to further support and encourage research use by teachers.
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