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NEETS: reading the signs

NFER care that too many young people leave the school system and end up not in education, employment or training, so following on from recent work in this area our researchers have developed a checklist of indicators to help teachers understand the reasons why a young person may be switching off from learning.
Redefining 'success'?
Could planned changes to secondary school accountability recognise a broader range of achievements? Read our evidence-based response to the Government's consultation.

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Seeking a new CEO
NFER's board of Trustees has launched a search for a new chief executive for the Foundation following Sue Rossiter's decision to step down at the end of this year.

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Other news
Evaluation of the languages support programme

Our study of this CfBT initiative found that it helped encourage teachers to be more innovative in their approaches to making languages learning more exciting and relevant for pupils. More...
Spending priorities for the Pupil Premium

What are schools' top three priorities when it comes to spending their Pupil Premium, and how do they decide what approaches to adopt? The Sutton Trust asked NFER's Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey to find out. More...
Creating citizenship communities

Schools should make citizenship education more relevant to students' lives, say young people, according to this joint study recently launched at the Palace of Westminster with partners from the University of York. More...
Funding of Education in Europe:
The impact of the economic crisis

Looking at how the economic crisis has affected the public funding of education in Europe, the report covers developments in funding from pre-school through to higher and adult education from 2000 to 2012. More...
Latest blogs
From Summer-borns to secondary schools...

In our most recent posts, early years expert Caroline Sharp finds food for thought in a new month of birth study, while our Director of Research Sarah Maughan tackles some of the latest proposals for reform at Key Stage 4. More...
Schools update
Enquiry in action

Niel McLean reports back from a visit to City Academy Norwich - an Enquiring School which has embraced innovation to improve teaching and learning. More...
Measuring impact

Liz Twist looks at the use of evidence to identify effective Pupil Premium strategies, and offers some guidance on monitoring the impact of interventions. More...
Evidence for educators

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12-14 June 2013
National College Annual Leadership Conference

Come along to stand 2 to learn more about our current research and schools-focused activities. More...
13 June 2013
Westminster Education Forum: The future for early years and childcare

Speakers at this event include NFER research director Caroline Sharp. More...
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