June 2017 Research Publications Schools About
Being part of Multi-Academy Trusts may help schools in challenging areas to recruit and retain teachers

In this second research update 'Teacher Dynamics in Multi-Academy Trusts' - funded by the Nuffield Foundation, NFER researchers found that Multi-academy trusts (MATs) can offer a mechanism for getting teachers to teach in schools with disadvantaged pupil intakes that might otherwise struggle to recruit and retain staff.
More UTCs face closure without extra government support, researchers warn in new study
The report University Technical Colleges: Beneath the Headlines highlighted that if the Government remains committed to University Technical Colleges (UTCs) being the best option for promoting and improving technical / vocational education, it needs to do more to help them establish themselves and thrive.

View report
NFER response to government consultation on primary assessment in England
NFER's response gives supporting evidence for a number of recommendations and includes the views of a representative sample of over 650 primary senior leaders and classroom teachers recently surveyed by the Foundation.


Read More
Other NFER News
NFER Trustee recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Congratulations to NFER Trustee, Ian Bauckham, who has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours List for services to education.
Read More
PISA-Based Test for Schools available in 2018

NFER have been accredited by the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as the official UK provider of the PISA-Based Test for Schools in 2018.
Read More
Latest blogs
More teachers are joining than leaving the profession, but will it be enough to meet demand?

Following the release of the School Workforce Census data on Thursday 22 June, Sarah Lynch and Jack Worth review the current state of the teacher labour market in this blog post.
Importance of evidence in a post-truth world

In the first of a three-part blog series on evidence-informed policymaking, Julie Nelson and Claudia Sumner address how our politicians can use evidence to inform policy.  More...
Research project on research feedback for schools

NFER are calling for schools and teachers to help improve the quality and usefulness of research feedback by sending any examples to researchfeedback@nfer.ac.uk
Free grant fund guide for the technical education sector

How to deliver an effective grant-funded project on technical and professional education’ - commissioned by The Edge Foundation, includes guidance on how to prepare, implement and evaluate effective grant projects to maximise impact. Download guide
1 July 2017
ResearchED Rugby

Head of Impact Karen Wespieser will be contributing to a panel debate on the biggest issues facing education at this year's researchED event in Rugby.
More about the event
13 July 2017
Establishing and growing a successful Multi-Academy Trust

Karen Wespieser will be chairing this forum, where attendees will have the chance to hear from policy experts on the legal, financial, governance and planning considerations of establishing and growing a Multi-Academy Trust.
The National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales
Head office and registered address: The Mere, Upton Park, Slough, Berkshire. SL1 2DQ
Telephone: +44(0)1753 574123 | Fax:+44(0)1753 691632 | nferdirect@nfer.ac.uk | www.nfer.ac.uk
Registered charity number 313392. Registered number 900899 (England and Wales).
A company limited by guarantee.

Update your preferences or unsubscribe here.