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Ticking all the boxes?

What are the tell-tale signs that one of your students might be more likely to lose interest in learning than their classmates? We've created a checklist of risk factors to help you spot them before they slip into that wilderness we now call NEET.

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A Premium on positive outcomes
In May's Headteacher Update, Liz Twist looks at the use of evidence to identify effective Pupil Premium strategies, and advises on monitoring the impact of interventions.

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Accountability reform: redefining success?
NFER has submitted evidence to the Department for Education (DfE) as part of its consultation on planned reforms to the way secondary schools are held to account.

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Putting enquiry-based learning into action
Niel McLean reports back from a visit to City Academy Norwich - an Enquiring School which has embraced innovation to improve teaching and learning.

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Latest blogs
Futurelab at NFER's Carlo Perrotta looks for answers about gamification in education, while Research Director Sarah Maughan asks whose needs the new TechBacc will serve.

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Save on stakeholder surveys
There's still time to take advantage of a 20 per cent discount when you order pupil, parent and staff attitude surveys for your primary or secondary school - but only just! The offer closes on 31 May.

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Putting on a show at the NAHT conference
Join us later this week at the National Association of Head Teachers annual conference at the ICC in Birmingham. Come along to our stand, R5 in Hall 3 to find out more about NFER.

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Research insights

Schools could do more to help young people understand the connection between citizenship and community, according to a new study by NFER and University of York: Creating Citizenship Communities.

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If you've ever wondered how much time you spend in the classroom compared to some of your European colleagues, the new Eurydice report Recommended annual taught time in Europe offers a snapshot.

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