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June 2012
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Leadership qualities

Resilience, optimism and intuition are some of the characteristics which set the best children's centre leaders apart from the rest, finds NFER's investigation into highly effective leadership in Sure Start children's centres.
Praise in deed

What's the best way to manage classroom behaviour? Around 91 per cent of teachers favour positive reinforcement, reveals an NFER Teacher Voice survey carried out for the DfE. European common target

Promoting good citizenship should be a common goal among European countries seeking to create and sustain growth, concludes this collaborative study with a little help from NFER.
Latest Published Research
European survey on language competences

Initial findings from this report into foreign language proficiency among English youngsters shows them falling behind some of their continental counterparts. More...
Cultural engagement in London schools

School champions and clearer communication are vital to increasing engagement with cultural organisations among London schools, according to this rapid evidence review More...
Support for schools
A tonic for the time-poor

Time is a rare commodity, so the new tablet version of NFER's online school self-evaluation tool, SSET, aims to help busy teachers make the most of theirs on the go. More...
Forward thinking

As this academic year draws to a close, many schools are already planning for the next - and looking to NFER's new generation of optional tests to provide some fresh input. More...
The NFER Research Programme
Developing indicators for early identification of young people at risk of temporary disconnection from learning

What are the tell-tale signs that a young person may drift off course? NFER offers, in this LGA-funded report, some evidence to help practitioners to identify those at risk of disengaging. More...
Careers professionals' involvement with schools: A practical guide for headteachers

The second in our series of practitioner guides offers advice on using careers resources to help support youngsters at risk of becoming NEET, mapped to the Ofsted framework. More...
What are the key features of good teaching?

This first review from the Developing the Education Workforce theme of work explores the best available evidence to find out. More...
Support for Local Authorities
A good practice overview of fostering and adoption activity

How are local authorities tackling the challenge of delivering fostering and adoption services against a backdrop of budget cuts? More...
The impact of safeguarding children peer reviews

This study for the LGA finds that the safeguarding peer review approach is flexible enough to allow authorities in intervention, and those who are not, to achieve a successful outcome. More...
Suite inspiration

Discover how inner city Copland Community School is using the Enquiring Schools toolkit to drive its transformational strategy for learners and the local community. More...
Creative thinking

Passionate about STEM education? Futurelab is looking for dynamic teachers to join the new pilot of the European InGenious initiative. More...
Taking in the views

Tell us what matters to you and help choose the topics for Futurelab's new programme of CPD workshops. Take part in our survey...
Keeping in touch

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10 July 2012
CPD workshop: the flipped classroom

Futurelab explores the new trend in education: flipped classrooms. So what's it all about? More...
25 September 2012
CPD workshop: Independent Learners

Join Futurelab for this workshop looking at creative ways of boosting learner independence. More...
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