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Evidence in the classroom: questions and answers

Hot on the heels of our recent seminar Linking Evidence and Practice: What works? What next?, this week NFER Head of Impact Ben Durbin joined a lively debate on evidence-based teaching as one of the experts in a Guardian Teacher Network online discussion.
Tied up in NEETs
To help answer some knotty questions about why certain students drop out of education, we are looking for partner schools to help trial key stage 4 reengagement approaches.

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Summing up
Our evaluation of the Catch Up® Numeracy intervention found little evidence of better outcomes for pupils over and above those from one-to-one time with a teaching assistant.

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Other news
Longer term impact of safeguarding children peer reviews

In the six local authorities we examined, safeguarding children peer reviews were shown to be effective in their aim of supporting and challenging councils to reflect on their provision and practice. More...
Relationship support interventions evaluation

In terms of effectiveness and value for money, our study found couples counselling and marriage preparation in particular provided greater savings to society than they cost to deliver. More...
Latest blogs: from cramming to career paths

Newman Burdett lifts the lid on shadow education economies, while Tami McCrone looks at barriers to the uptake of vocational education in the UK. Sarah Lynch argues for evidence-based alcohol education. More...
Schools update
Everyone a learner

Paget Primary School in Birmingham has become the latest to join NFER's Enquiring Schools programme, which supports professional development through classroom-based research. More...
Make your mark

If your school is engaging in and with research to improve teaching and learning, why not shout about it by applying for the NFER Research Mark - our badge of recognition for quality research. More...
Heart of the matter

The unique wellbeing measures in our new School Surveys give you the ability to base changes and improvements on detailed evidence about how 'happy' pupils are at your school. More...
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