May 2016 Research Publications Schools About
Making an impact in education

As part of our commitment to making a positive impact, since 2012 we have published an annual impact review. Our 2015 Impact review demonstrates impact on education practice and policy, with evidence of how our activities support and inform an increasingly wide group of practitioners and policy makers.

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What makes effective collaboration between schools in Wales?
Allowing practitioners to design and lead change in the school system is an evident trend in Wales, where policy makers are looking to harness the talent and enthusiasm in schools. This blog, written by NFER's Robert Smith, explores the emerging evidence about how this expertise can be harnessed to improve practice at school level.

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Think baseline assessments have been scrapped? Think again...
The DfE continue to reimburse the basic cost of baseline assessments, despite them no longer being used for accountability purposes. The benefits to Early Years practitioners also remain. In this blog, published on Teach Wire, Catherine Kirkup explains just why the real value of baseline assessments should not be overlooked.

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Introducing our Research Update for teaching schools and teaching school alliances
This update explores what it means to be a research-engaged teaching school or teaching school alliance, how this can be achieved and what benefits it can bring to teachers and pupils.

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The future of technical and professional education: joining up the dots
What options are available to young people who do not wish to do A Levels or study academic subjects at university? How can we help them make sound decisions, leading to a job they love? Following the Learning and Skills Research Network workshop last week, this blog by Tami McCrone, explores answers.

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Follow NFER on Twitter

This year NFER marked reaching 10,000 Twitter followers. Every day we engage with practitioners, schools and academies via our twitter feed. To keep up to date with our latest publications and services for education, follow us @TheNFER.

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