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Building the case for evidence-based change

Teaching is not currently an evidence-informed profession, and coordinated action is needed across the teaching and research sectors so that evidence can be used to the benefit of all learners. So argues the latest in our series of policy papers, NFER Thinks...
Stopping the neglect spiral
How can pupils who are experiencing ‘low level’ neglect be identified and supported at the earliest opportunity? NFER has produced some key messages for schools to help them address this difficult 'grey area'.

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Research and practice
What is currently known about effective approaches to school and teacher engagement with research evidence, and what needs to change in order to embed them in practice? Our new literature review investigates.

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Other news
Evaluation of In Harmony: Year 1: Interim Report

Our initial investigations into Arts Council England's social and music education programme show that the scheme is proving very popular, with positive effects on pupils' self-esteem, enjoyment of school, concentration and perseverance. More...
Boarding schools in Europe: a role in publicly-funded provision?

This briefing from the Eurydice unit at NFER looks at some of the characteristics of these schools and the rationales for their existence, looking at examples of publicly-funded boarding provision in Italy, France and Denmark. More...
Coming soon: Educational Research journal Vol 56 Issue 1

Look out for the next issue of NFER's peer review Educational Research journal, which will be published in March. Topical themes covered in this issue include: bullying, teaching assistants, out-of-field teaching and international mindedness. More...
Latest blogs
From state-funded dorms to the digital darkside

This month NFER's bloggers look at the role of state boarding schools; gaps in online safeguarding of children and young people; and the quality of performance management in UK schools. More...
Schools update
Big value data

Starting from just £75, our School Surveys combine affordability with flexibility, giving schools on even the tightest budgets access to professionally managed questionnaires to gather feedback for school improvement. More...
On your marks

Schools that have adopted NFER Tests can now take advantage of our Analysis and Marking Service for independent results and reporting on optional tests for years 3, 4 and 5. More...
The greatest gift?

Our most recent article in SecEd magazine explores how schools can measure the 'happiness' of their pupils and staff and use that information to improve outcomes. More...
Publications site live

Our research reports, policy papers, practical guides, classroom materials and professional development tools are now available to download or buy from the new Publications area of the NFER website. More...
News for schools

The latest thinking from the latest research, plus evidence-based solutions for school improvement. Free every month. More...

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