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November 2012
Latest published research Events Support for schools Futurelab
Vision on

Under pressure to deliver better results with fewer resources, educators need support to develop increasingly creative approaches to teaching and learning says Futurelab at NFER's new head of research Niel McLean.
A PRIME example

Devised to help underprivileged youngsters access work experience in the legal profession, the PRIME initiative seems to be having a positive impact, with 96 per cent of participants saying they would recommend it to others. Counter-bullying tactics

How do different European countries tackle the perennial problem of bullying in schools? Eurydice at NFER's briefing - published as part of this year's anti-bullying week (19-23 November) - provides some insight. 
Latest Published Research
The back on track alternative provision pilots

Research into 12 pilot schemes set up through the 2008 DfES White Paper which sought to transform the quality of alternative education for youngsters excluded from, or unable to attend school. More...
Hidden talents: examples of transition of careers guidance from local authorities to schools

Case study evidence from eight local authorities looking at how they are supporting schools in their enhanced role to provide independent and impartial careers guidance to young people in Years 9 to 11. More...
Developing key competences at school in Europe

Eurydice reports on national policies for the development across school curricula of  literacy, numeracy, science, foreign languages, ICT, social and civic skills, and sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. More...
Support for schools
Voice recognition

Headteacher David Storrie reveals how insights from parents about his school's strengths and weaknesses have helped drive improvement and provided crucial data for inspection. More...
On your marks

Stress-free, impartial marking that 'saves hours of staff time', and detailed reports to show stakeholders? What's not to love about the NFER analysis and marking service? More...
Optional extras

Up-to-date standardisation and fresh content - without the pressure of ordering deadlines - make our new generation of optional tests a flexible alternative to standard KS2 assessments. More...
Helping schools with their enquiries

If there's anything you ever wanted to know about NFER, but didn't know who to ask, you can now give our new, dedicated Enquiry Line team a call - or email. They are here to help. More...
From the archive
England's achievement in TIMSS 2007

In anticipation of next month's release of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011,  take a look back at how England's youngsters measured up in the previous report. More...
Pathway to progress

Fancy doing a bit of CPD in the great outdoors? Check out Futurelab's free Pathway Inquiry Science workshops for primary and secondary science teachers and teacher trainees. More...
A question of SPORT

Enquiring School Accrington Academy looks to Futurelab to help embed its SPORT competence curriculum into all subject schemes across the whole school. More...
Euro vision

Futurelab joins a new European project to create a network of schools that share best practice and ways to successfully embed the use of technology in teaching and learning. More...
CPD Workshops
16 January 2013
Challenge-based learning

18 January 2013
Independent learners

22 January 2013
The flipped classroom

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4 December 2012
Webinar: 'Value for Money'

Following the launch of reason's first in a series of value for money (VfM) papers, this interactive webinar will feature a question and answer session with NFER's specialist VfM researchers. More...
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