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Pupils with attitude: carrot or stick?

What's the best way of dealing with unruly behaviour and bad attitudes in the classroom? A recent NFER survey for the DfE reveals the vast majority of teachers favour a positive approach.

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The tomorrow people
Educators play a crucial role in shaping the workforce of the future, but what does good teaching actually look like? NFER examines the evidence.

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Classroom alchemy
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys hopes to develop outstanding learners in every lesson with the help of Futurelab's Enquiring Schools scheme.

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Pastoral support
Inspired by NFER research, Somerset Community Foundation has set up a mentoring scheme to help youngsters fulfil their potential.

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Dish of the day
With school dinners back on the policy menu, our attitude surveys offer food for thought on young people's eating habits and the role of parents in promoting positive change.

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Test positive
"More up-to-date, modern and the questions were worded like the work in class" - NFER's new generation of optional tests gets a thumbs-up from our trial schools.

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Planning ahead
Already thinking about how to maintain or raise standards in your school next year? More than 65 years of expertise puts NFER in an excellent position to guide you.

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Head-turning learning
Thinking outside the box - and in 3D - was very much on the agenda for participants learning about the Flipped Classroom at Futurelab's recent workshop.

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Research insights

What are the tell-tale signs that a youngster may be about to go off track? This LGA-funded study aims to help practitioners spot those at risk.

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Engagement with cultural organisations among London schools is patchy and fragmented, finds this rapid evidence review.

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See you in September

School's nearly out for summer, and so are we, but in the meantime you can stay up to date with the latest NFER news with our sister newsletter NFER Direct.

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