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October 2012
Latest published research Events Support for schools Futurelab
Keeping nascent NEETs on course

Practical advice for school leaders, mapped to the Ofsted framework, based on what the best available evidence tells us about the curricula and qualifications most likely to encourage young people at risk of becoming NEET to stay in education or training.
Digital evolution

As the teaching of Computer Science receives a further boost from the government, take a look at NFER's contribution to the Royal Society report on computing in schools which helped shape the new measures. Sector-led support

Recognising the need to reduce costs at the same time as improving service and building capacity, an online support network for local service providers - reason - has been launched focusing on evaluation in education, health and social care.
Latest Published Research
London's learning

Schools in the capital are pretty active when it comes to broadening their pupils' cultural horizons, but could benefit further from a more pro-active approach from cultural groups themselves. More...
Untangling the web

There is more to web searching than Google, explains our latest tool-kit Education on the Web - a free guide which draws on NFER expertise to help education professionals carry out their own research. More...
Support for schools
Producing the Goods

Following the recent publication of Ofsted's Getting to Good report on best practice in school improvement, we look at how NFER's expertise can help schools towards success. More...
Ticking all the right boxes

Around 95 per cent of schools involved in the standardisation of our new generation of optional tests said the materials reflected the National Curriculum descriptors for both reading and maths. More...
Insights into every style of learning

Find out why our approach to formative assessment is particularly good for gauging the progress of pupils with SEN, helping schools structure a learning programme that supports each child's learning style. More...
Support for local authorities
Education and children's services funded research programme

This collection of reports commissioned by the LGA includes research into young people not in education, employment or training, fostering and adoption, school forums, children and young people with special educational needs, and school place mapping. More...
From the archive
Autism and educational assessment: UK policy and practice

This report from 2010 considers the role of educational assessment in relation to inclusive education in mainstream settings, with a specific focus on the assessment of pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. More...
Sticks and stones may break my bones but being left on my own is worse

With anti-bullying week coming up next month, this analysis of reported bullying within NFER attitude surveys from 2011 is a timely reminder of the harmful effect of social isolation among school children. More...
The Whole story

Futurelab at NFER is pleased to announce that it has become a partner with Whole Education, joining over 20 organisations committed to providing a more rounded education for young people. More...
Credit where it's due

Research undertaken as part of the Enquiring Schools programme will now count towards two awards in Advanced Education Practice from the Institute of Education (IoE) London. More...
CPD Workshops
16 November 2012
Developing enquiry using iPads and other mobile devices

20 November 2012
Independent learners

23 November 2012
Designing a creative curriculum

5 December 2012
21st century skills across the curriculum

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4 December 2012
reason webinar

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