October 2016 Research Publications Schools About
Free webinar on age-standardised and standardised scores

What is the difference between age-standardised and standardised scores and what are the advantages and benefits of using them? This free 30 minute webinar on Thursday 23 November at 4pm will address these questions and more. Register your place below. 

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Jack Worth at the Education Select Committee
Jack Worth, Research Manager at NFER, gave evidence to the Education Select Committee Supply of Teachers inquiry in October, following the publication of NFER analysis of teacher retention. You can watch the session at the link below.

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Surveying staff to help with teacher retention
NFER School Surveys for staff include a valuable staff engagement measure. Understanding how engaged your staff are is essential, as highlighted by a recent NFER report showing teacher engagement underpins retention. 

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Key data on music education hubs
Secondary analysis of a survey conducted by the Arts Council has found that music education hubs have continued to deliver on their core roles, working with an increased number of schools and pupils.

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What makes a good assessment? Free webinar on the principles of an effective assessment
You may have missed our assessment webinar on 13 October, presented by Researcher Katherine Fowler, on what makes a good assessment. A full recording of this webinar is now on our website.

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PISA-Based Test for Schools – Case study
Brighton College recently took part in The PISA-Based Test for Schools. This service is designed to improve teaching and learning by providing insight into your students’ readiness for the increasingly global economy. See their journey below. 

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Blog Round up

English Baccalaureate: still much to do...
Lucy Ellis looks at the latest GSCE results to assess what progress has been made towards achieving the Government’s previously stated aim that 90% of pupils should be entered for the EBacc.

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Putting staff engagement at the heart of school leadership
Guest blogger David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, discusses how school leaders can keep staff engaged.

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