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May 2012
Latest published research Events Support for schools Futurelab
Perspectives on the care journey

What do children and young people really feel about the fostering and adoption processes they become involved in? NFER finds out in this study for the LGA.
A NEET solution

Take a look at our new practical guide for headteachers on how to support young people at risk of going off track, drawn from the NFER Research Programme. PIRLs of wisdom

Listen to head of NFER’s centre for assessment Liz Twist talking about the role of PIRLS on BBC Radio 4’s Reading between the Lines, available on BBC iPlayer.
Latest Published Research
Best practice review of the role of school forums

This piece of research carried out by NFER on behalf of the LGA looks at the scope and influence of school forums on issues such as funding. More...
Alternative provision for young people with special educational needs

This study, commissioned by the LGA, explores the ways in which young people with SEN access and engage in alternative provision in five local authority areas. More...
Support for schools
Hot off the e-press

NFER Direct for Schools is now up and running, so for the latest news and developments for schools from NFER, register now! More...
Optional extra

We have already begun receiving orders for NFER Tests - our new generation of optional mathematics and reading tests for years 3, 4 and 5. More...
The NFER Research Programme
A review of careers professionals’ involvement with schools

The second literature review under the From Education to Employment theme explores successful approaches to helping young people in their transitions and decision-making. A practitioner guide based on this report will be available soon. More...
Eurydice and INCA news
Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe

This new Eurydice report comprises a comparative overview and national descriptions of entrepreneurship education at both primary and secondary level. More...
The European Higher Education Area in 2012: Bologna Process Implementation Report

A report looking at the effect the Bologna process has had on higher education in the 47 countries of the European Higher Education Area. More...
Recommended Annual Taught Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe (2011/2012)

An updated Eurydice report providing information on recommended taught time by grade and by subject. More...
International evidence on alternative provision

This INCA international ‘evidence pack’  focuses on the provision of alternative education in 10 countries/jurisdictions. More...
Eastern promise

Hear about the positive developments at City Academy Norwich since the school signed up to the Enquiring Schools Programme. More...
STEM cell

Futurelab recently ran the Community of Practice (COP) in Technology as part of its involvement with the inGenious project, which promotes STEM education. More...
Keeping in touch

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7 June
The Standing International Conference of Inspectorates (SICI)

International comparisons in education are on the agenda at this Ofsted event, in a presentation by NFER Research Director Linda Sturman. More...
19 June 2012
CPD workshop: Independent Learners

Join Futurelab for this workshop looking at creative ways of boosting learner independence. More...
26-28 June 2012
LGA Annual Conference & Exhibition

NFER's Centre for Tailored Projects and Consultancy will be showcasing its work for the Local Government Association. More...
10 July 2012
CPD workshop: The flipped classroom

Futurelab explores the new trend in education: flipped classrooms. So what's it all about? More...
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