March 2013
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Sowing the seeds of growth for the UK's STEM sector

Against a background of falling numbers of youngsters studying STEM subjects beyond compulsory education level, and the threat this poses to the UK’s capacity for growth in these areas, NFER sets out what works to generate STEM appeal among our future workforce.
Latest Published Research
Review of the school leadership landscape

This joint research by NFER and the Institute of Education offers a snapshot of a changing educational landscape prior to changes such as the new Ofsted framework and national curriculum review. More...
Evaluation of Norfolk County Council's approach to securing services to improve young people's well being

The Youth Advisory Board model is proving a positive force for progress among the seven localities that have adopted it to help ensure their services meet young people's needs. More...
Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils

The overwhelming majority of schools which participated in this government initiative, introduced last year, judged it a resounding success, with 95 per cent saying they would do it again. More...
Support for schools
Top tips for running a successful Summer School

Summer Schools can be an effective way to ease the transition from primary to secondary school. NFER and Ecorys offer their insights into how to make yours a success in this practitioner guide. More...
Bringing boys to books

Our latest feature for Headteacher Update looks at the perennial problem of boys' underachievement in reading, with experts Liz Twist and Rebecca Clarkson offering some page-turning strategies. More...
Eurydice news
Funding of Education in Europe: Impact of the economic crisis

What effect has the new 'austerity' had on education in Europe? This report by the Eurydice Network covers developments in funding from pre-school through to higher and adult education from 2000 to 2012. Find the report here...
Can you help with InGenious survey?

If you work in education or industry and have found ways of enthusing young people about STEM subjects, we would like to invite you to help us collate this good practice by completing a short survey. More...
Schools, students
and social media

Niel McLean reports back from the Education Innovation debate on how schools are engaging with social media now - and the best ways for them to do so in future. More...
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