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NFER's new chief executive revealed

We are delighted to announce that Carole Willis, currently Director of Research at the Department for Education, has been appointed to take the helm at NFER from the end of this year. Carole takes over from Sue Rossiter, who is stepping down after eight years as the Foundation's Chief Executive.
Debunking a poverty myth
The concept of intergenerational poverty is more imagined than real - but persistent poverty is not. So what works in helping children overcome the barriers it presents?

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Blame the parents?
A recent NFER survey revealed that more than 72 per cent of teachers believe a lack of parental support or poor parenting skills are main causes of poor pupil behaviour.

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Other news
Evaluation of the Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) Programme

The vast majority of participating teachers agreed that this Masters-level programme of training and professional support had a positive impact on their confidence and teaching practice. More...
Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey:
Support for pupils with cancer

Do teachers have access to enough resources and guidance to support pupils with cancer in their school? The results of our survey for cancer charity CLIC Sargent suggest there's room for improvement. More...
An investigation of Headteachers' and teachers' views towards science-specific CPD

Increasingly, schools' and FE colleges' first choice for CPD provision is for it to be delivered internally - however our investigation found science teachers favour external offerings. More...
Latest blogs
Pondering the new National Curriculum

Dr Newman Burdett considers the use of command words in the new GCSE science specification, while Jenny Jeffes takes a look at what the new Citizenship curriculum will look like. More...
Schools update
Clash of the
term times

Proposals to allow schools to set their own terms caused quite a stir earlier this month. Ben Durbin wonders what more evidence might tell us about whether the move is a Good Thing. More...
Calendars from the continent

With all this talk of term dates and holidays, take a look at how UK school calendars compare to those of our neighbours from across the European Union. More...
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7 September 2013
ResearchEd 2013 Conference

Join us at this conference for a special NFER workshop on 'Challenges and aspirations: research that makes a difference'. We will also be unveiling some exciting new developments for the autumn term. More...
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