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January 2013
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Careers education:
a change for the better?

An NFER survey has found that the jury is still out on the issue of schools' new duty to provide independent careers advice and guidance for their pupils. While many consider it a good thing, almost an equal number remain unconvinced that young people are really benefitting. So how can schools find the right providers?
Research insights
Finding a level on assessment

Assessment is hard-wired into our education system, so how can primary schools make best use of it to drive progress? We brought a panel of experts together to discuss the possibilities. Watch the discussion...
NFER thinks: Key stage 4 policy reform and its potential impact on at-risk young people

This paper puts the case for the importance of robust research evidence in shaping policy that will affect the life chances all young people - particularly those at risk of disengaging. More...
Support for schools
Ways to unleash greatness

Innovation through action research and accountability are crucial to a top-class education system, argues the Academies Commission's Unleashing Greatness report. Food for thought for all schools... More...
A heads-up on the latest developments

For advice on engaging stakeholders, or some practical ways to make a difference to young people at risk of becoming NEET, take a look at our series of informative articles from Headteacher Update. More...
Coming soon: Education Innovation show March 2013

Futurelab's Head of Research Niel McLean will be debating Making social media work in schools, while Futurelab colleague Gareth Mills will be presenting a session on the Five pieces of research about technology every teacher should know at this major new event. More...
The NFER Research Programme
Edge Research Conference paper: guiding post-14 choices

NFER experts look at what the best evidence tells us about how young people make decisions, the information they value and how this information can be used to help them make effective transitions. More...
From the archive
Protecting children online:
teachers' perspectives on eSafety

In the wake of last week's debacle over parents snooping on their children's online exploits, this report from 2012 offers some interesting insights into teachers' views on how eSafe youngsters really are. More...
Genome Generation

Pathway UK is running a series of workshops based on Genome Generation, a resource designed to help students debate issues in genetics and genomics. Join our online community for a look at this exciting new resource. More...
Collective thinking

Two UK schools joined their European colleagues for the first Living Schools Lab workshop in Brussels earlier this month, where sharing best practice and learning about what makes a good school were on the agenda. More...
NFER Direct for Schools

News, expert advice and research updates for school leaders and teachers. Sign up here...

5 February 2013
reason webinar

This interactive session will offer pointers on developing an organisational research and evaluation strategy from reason's experts.
27 February 2013
Whole Education Regional Conference

University of Warwick
Take advantage of a 10 per cent discount to join NFER representatives at this regional event.
6 March 2013
Whole Education Regional Conference

One Drummond Gate, London
Take advantage of a 10 per cent discount to join NFER representatives at this regional event.
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