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Better without bullying

This year's Anti-Bullying Week (19-23 November) focuses on the impact of bullying on achievement in schools; and youngsters have told us that social exclusion is one of the things that hits hardest.

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Key stage blues
Much of the conversation about preventing youngsters switching off and dropping out of education has focused on secondary schools - but primaries also have a crucial role to play.

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The Whole story
Futurelab at NFER is pleased to announce it has become a partner with Whole Education, joining over 20 organisations committed to providing a more rounded education for young people.

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Great exhibitions
Look out for us at the upcoming Academies Show, where NFER representatives will be on hand with information and advice drawn from our pool of educational research expertise.

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Voice recognition
Headteacher David Storrie reveals how insights from parents about his school's strengths and relative weaknesses have helped drive improvement and provided crucial data for inspection.

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On your marks
Stress-free, impartial marking that 'saves hours of staff time', and detailed reports you can show stakeholders? What's not to love about our analysis and marking service?

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A question of SPORT
Enquiring School Accrington Academy looks to Futurelab at NFER to help embed its SPORT competence curriculum into all subject schemes across the whole school.

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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.

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Helping you with your enquiries
If there's ever been anything you wanted to know about NFER, but not known who to ask, you can now give our new, dedicated Enquiry Line team a call - or email. They are here to help.

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Expert advice

Practical advice for school leaders, mapped to the Ofsted framework, about the curricula and qualifications most likely to encourage young people at risk of becoming NEET to stay in education or training.

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CPD workshops

20 November 2012
Independent learners

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23 November 2012
Designing a creative curriculum
We apply the word 'creative' to many different things; arts, writing, thinking, industries... but rarely to 'curriculum'. Yet creativity in teaching and learning is fast being recognised as one of the most important elements of a truly inspiring education. Find out how to make it work in your classroom.

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5 December 2012
21st century skills across the curriculum

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