July 2017 Research Publications Schools About
Summer reading: Popular research reports

School’s out for the summer and the holidays can be the best time to catch up on some reading. If you’re not quite ready to pick up that best-selling book, why not read some of our popular reports?

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Increasing pupil numbers create challenges for secondary schools
The latest Department for Education (DfE) national pupil projections have been published. See our analysis of the data that shows 'Increasing pupil numbers create challenges for secondary schools' 

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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.

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There's still time to order the NFER Reception Baseline Assessment
The NFER Reception Baseline Assessment remains popular with practitioners choosing to use a standardised assessment at the start of reception. Our baseline assessment is child-friendly and produces reliable outcomes. 

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Changes in subject teaching time
NFER research on teacher retention has highlighted how both the accountability system and teacher supply are influencing changes in the teaching time secondary schools dedicate to different subjects. Jack Worth explains. 

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NFER Resources to help drive your ‘action research’
Whether you’re looking for research based information, expert guides or if you are interested in finding out how other schools have driven high-impact change through research, this new page offers a range of resources to help guide your next steps.

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Festival of Education round up
Over two days in June the Festival of Education and Skills brought together the very best of education’s most forward thinking advocates, practitioners of change, policy makers and educators in workshops, speaking sessions and activities.

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Your chance to take part in The Money Charity's free workshops for schools.
This autumn, the Money Charity will host free workshops covering aspects of money and finance to increase students’ confidence, knowledge and skills relating to money matters. We have a great opportunity for your school to take part.

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Third Space: Connecting education research and practice
15 July 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University, M15 6GX
Our Senior Research Manager, Julie Nelson and Research Manager, Helen Poet will be presenting on research engagement at The Chartered College of Teaching’s Third Space event in Manchester Read more
ResearchED 2017 national conference
9 September 2017, Chobham Academy, London, E20 1BD
The best minds and voices from the UK and beyond will be speaking at this year’s ResearchED National Conference, including our Head of Impact Karen Wespieser. Read more

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Keep an eye out for our new look autumn 2017 portfolios

We will be emailing schools a preview copy of our new autumn 2017 portfolio next week and posting out copies at the start of the new year. Keep an eye out for our new portfolios including information on our brand new assessments for Years 1 & 2 and more.

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