March 2014 Research Publications Schools About
Primary concern: are you ready for the new curriculum?

The findings of a recent NFER survey suggest many classroom teachers feel significantly less prepared to deliver some parts of the new programmes of study than others. Elizabeth Pope reports for this month's Headteacher Update.

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Putting assessment to the test
In response to recent pronouncements by the NAHT and Ofsted about what makes for good quality assessment, we have looked at how NFER Tests meet these principles.

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CPD comes up to the mark
Find out how Wilmington Grammar School for Girls' desire for an enquiry-based approach to professional development led them to become the first recipient of our Research Mark award.

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In with the ICT crowd
The Living Schools Lab project, which promotes best practice sharing among tech-savvy schools across Europe, is inviting new members to join its network.

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Boosting attainment through action research
Headteacher Anne Heywood talks about how action research has encouraged her staff to seize control of their own development and had a big impact on pupils' attainment.

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Latest blogs
David Sims explains why effective careers guidance means educators and employers working together more effectively; and Sarah Lynch makes a case for evidence-based alcohol education.

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Latest articles

Many young people who risk dropping out of education are not your typical 'problem' students - so how do we catch these 'in-betweeners'? A new NFER research project is trying to find out - and needs your help... 

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Research news

Our evaluation of the Catch Up® Numeracy intervention found little evidence of better outcomes for pupils over and above those from one-to-one time with a teaching assistant.

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