Research engaged school/college award

Find out how to apply for the new research award from NFER, in partnership with Learning and Skills Improvement Service, Institute for Learning, National Union of Teachers, National College and Education Journal.

The award is to recognise schools and colleges that are using research to improve teaching and learning.

There is no fee to apply, and the process is very simple. Just tell us about your research and we will assess it against set criteria.

Please send this information on to colleagues you know who may find this interesting. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your applications! For further information please email or call me on 01753 637 002.

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Just published

Improving educational outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils: what works?
Case studies were undertaken in ten secondary schools, five primary schools and five out of school settings. This report explores the strategies and approaches used by case-study schools to improve outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils.
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New projects

Supporting local authorities to develop their research capacity
The LGA has funded an extension to the LARC research project to explore LA capacity to engage in and conduct research.
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Research and analysis on the changing role and influence of senior support staff in schools
The National College has commissioned NFER to conduct research into the changing role of senior support staff in schools, establishing a picture of the range and roles of non-Qualified Teaching Staff in schools who are members of the school Senior Leadership Team.
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Research into teaching methods that help prevent violent extremism
The key objective of the research is to establish an evidence base about current practice, focusing on what works and why, to allow policy-makers to pinpoint the 'key ingredients' of successful teaching approaches.
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News and Events

North of England Education Conference, 6-8 January 2010, Royal York Hotel, York
Unlocking children's potential
NFER are pleased to be exhibiting at the NEEC conference, hosted by the City of York Council, this year's conference will look at identifying, developing and nurturing young people's potential to learn more, grow spiritually, contribute to society and build communities so they can value who they are and be comfortable with themselves and others.  
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News from CERUKplus
The free online database of current education and children's services research in the UK.     

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Eurydice and INCA news

New publication from Eurydice
Eurybase full country descriptions 2008/09

Eurydice has updated its comprehensive descriptions of education systems in Europe for the Eurybase database. Eurybase covers educational administration and finance, all phases of education from pre-school to higher education, as well as teachers, special educational needs and the European dimensions in education.  
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