May 2014 Research Publications Schools About
Jury still out over Royal College of Teaching

How do teachers feel about the idea of setting up a Royal College for their profession? When we asked them on behalf of the Sutton Trust, 41 per cent of teachers said they still don't know whether they support the proposals.
Pupil toileting concerns
Findings about the extent of poor toileting skills among school-aged children generated a lot of interest from the press, public and profession earlier this month - read the facts and figures behind the headlines.

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Making research relevant
In her latest blog, NFER Chief Executive Carole Willis argues that if we are going to make research more relevant for practitioners, we need to work closely with them to understand their priorities and needs.

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Other news
NFER evaluation of Realising Opportunities, 2009-2013

Our findings suggest that this unique collaboration of leading universities is meeting its aim of encouraging and supporting the 'most able but least likely' students to apply to research intensive universities. More...
A new look for reason

Newly refreshed reason, the research, evaluation and analysis support network co-led by Research in Practice, Research in Practice for Adults and NFER, offers bespoke support as well as new online guides and tools. More...
Educational Research journal
Coming soon: Vol 56 Issue 2

Gender and Educational Achievement is the focus of June's Special Issue of Educational Research, the Routledge education journal edited by NFER and published quarterly by Taylor and Francis. More...
Education to employment: call for papers

A forthcoming Special Issue of NFER's peer-reviewed journal is looking for submissions that explore the relationship between education and young people who are NEET, or likely to become NEET. More...
Latest blogs
What is the point of education?

To understand what we do and do not do well in our schools, it is useful to go back to first principles and examine what education is really for, writes Head of International Comparisons Dr Newman Burdett. More...
Schools update
CPD credentials

If you are starting to think about staff development for next year, take a look at the features of good CPD and how they form the basis of the Enquiring Schools programme. More...
The feelgood factor

Wellbeing impacts on outcomes, but how can the 'happiness' of pupils and staff be captured for the whole school's benefit? We've added measures to our school surveys to do just that. More...
Ready for action

In a new piece for SecEd, Caroline Fisher looks at schools who are developing ways to transform the role students play in informing improvements through doing their own action research. More...
News for schools

The latest thinking from the latest research, plus evidence-based solutions for school improvement. Free every month. More...

5 June 2014
Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar

NFER Director of Research Sarah Maughan will be contributing to a discussion during this seminar on 'Reforming England's examination system; quality of marking, marking regulation and tackling malpractice'. More...
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