Archive of past NFER Direct for Schools issues


May 2017 - Election special


  • New research on headteacher and teacher retention
  • NFER blog post: Is education a priority?
  • NFER blog post: The young people who don't fall NEET-ly into the picture.


April 2017

Featuring information on:

  • Dramatic differences in the challenges facing Regional Schools Commissioners.
  • an evaluation for Evidence for the Frontline.
  • NFER Tests Suite 2 spring tests.


March 2017

Featuring information on:

  • Refocusing Assessment – A new free resource for school leaders and department heads.
  • The performance of partially selective schools in England.
  • Using action research to drive high impact improvements.