July 2017 Research Publications Schools About
Schools could turn to one another for support in time of budget constraints, new analysis

New NFER research 'Capacity for collaboration? Analysis of school-to-school support in England', examines the capacity for 'high-performing' schools in England to collaborate with nearby schools 'in need'. The analysis is supported by an interactive map, which allows exploration of the data in greater depth by primary or secondary phase and by region, local authority or parliamentary constituency. The schools are unnamed in the report and interactive map.
The 2017 Festival of Education round-up
NFER staff took to the stage at the Festival of Education and Festival of Skills on 22-23 June. They presented four sessions at the annual event at Wellington College, which brings together education's most forward thinking advocates to share and debate ideas.


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NFER research reports to read over the summer
As the summer holidays approach, we've put together our top NFER research reports for you to catch up on over the break. We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your continued support and to wish all students every success with their exam results.


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Latest blogs
Changing the subject? How EBacc is changing school timetables

Following Justine Greening’s announcement this week that the 90% EBacc target has been pushed back 5 years, NFER's Joana Andrade and Jack Worth look at how EBacc is changing school timetables.
Increasing pupil numbers create challenges for secondary schools

In this latest blog post, NFER's Suzanne Straw looks at the implications of the DfE’s national pupil projections released last week.
Product News
Introducing NFER assessments for use in Years 1 & 2

We are pleased to announce we are developing a set of optional assessments for Years 1 & 2 to complement the existing NFER Tests Suite 2, and to help teachers monitor pupil attainment and progress from KS1 to KS2.  More...
Changes in subject teaching time

In a new feature for SecED, senior economist, Jack Worth explains how both the accountability system and teacher supply are influencing changes in the teaching time secondary schools dedicate to different subjects. 
Refocusing your approach to pupil assessment

In this Headteacher Update feature, NFER expert, Claire Hodgson looks at how schools can develop their own bespoke approaches to pupil assessment and introduces a new free resource to support school leaders in reviewing and reshaping primary school assessment.
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9 September 2017
ResearchED 2017 National Conference

Karen Wespieser, Head of Impact, will be leading a session titled ‘the self-improving education system; why we don’t need to expand partial selection.’ Her session will explore the results of two NFER studies relating to the topic.
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