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March 2017 Research Publications Schools About
Refocusing Assessment – A new free resource for school leaders and department heads

This free resource, jointly published by three educational organisations, provides a framework for school leaders and department heads to plan a coherent whole-school approach to assessment that will support the learning of each and every student.

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Using action research to drive high impact improvements
Tuxford Primary Academy is the latest school to be awarded the NFER Research Mark, the recognised national award scheme. CPD, action research and family engagement have been key to transforming the fortunes of this school. Find out more about their journey below.

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Age-Related Expectations: How can they support teacher assessment?
NFER Research Director Emily Jones presented at the Education Show on the subject of ‘age-related expectations', showing how they can inform teacher assessments of pupil achievement and help with monitoring progress in KS2. 

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Online tool to support schools and colleges in their engagement with employers
A free, interactive online tool for senior leaders and teachers has been launched by the Edge Foundation with NFER. ‘Give Yourself the Edge’ is an online step-by-step guide for schools to develop and sustain partnerships with employers.

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The performance of partially selective schools in England
New analysis by NFER compares the results of pupils at partially selective schools with comparable pupils at similar non-selective schools. Among other findings, it shows that there is no overall academic benefit to attending a partially selective school.

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Blog Round up

Retaining teachers in Wales - what do we know?
Jack Worth and Jennifer Garry discuss statistics relating to teacher recruitment and retention in Wales.
Life as an NFER Apprentice
For National Apprenticeship Week 2017, our apprentice Harminder Hundal discusses her experience juggling various roles in NFER. 

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