November 2015 Research Publications Schools About
Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

This school leaders' briefing, based on new NFER research, aims to help schools take stock of their approaches to supporting disadvantaged pupils' achievement. It summarises the strategies used by the most successful schools since the introduction of the Pupil Premium, describes schools' pathways to improvement and includes a set of relevant resources.  

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Anti-Bullying Week
16 - 20 November
This week is Anti-Bullying Week. NFER School Surveys show that 24% of pupils say: "In the past year I have been picked on or bullied at school." Find out how your school compares, with our Safety & Bullying themed survey from only £75.

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Highlighting the importance of vocational education
In this blog post Sarah Lynch discusses the importance of vocational qualifications, and how NFER research shows that employers see vocational qualifications as vital in helping young people to develop the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.  

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The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation Impact Assessment: Year 2
The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation is positively transforming the lives of the pupils it places in state and independant boarding schools, as well as achieving wider impacts. This report presents the findings of the second year of the NFER evaluation. 

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Take part in the PISA-Based Test for Schools
Based on the OECD's triennial PISA-study, the PISA-Based Test for Schools is designed for schools interested in benchmarking against national and international PISA results. Order by 20 November 2015 to take part in the Spring term testing period. 

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Regional Schools Commissioners and the performance of multi-academy trusts
In his latest blog, Ben Durbin, Head of Impact at NFER, discusses the absence of a consistent and agreed method for assessing how well multi-academy trusts are performing, and provides his guide for measures.

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Academies Show   
25 November, Birmingham NEC.
Come see us on stand D96

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Inside Government Conference - The National Primary Curriculum: Raising Standards of Teaching and Learning for all Pupils
24 November, Hallam Conference Centre, London.

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Capita Pupil Premium Conference
26 November, Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London

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