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Talk to young people about alcohol - they do listen

Alcohol use and misuse is a big subject to tackle in a small amount of PSHE time - a fact successfully addressed by a suite of resources recently evaluated by NFER, which show a positive impact on reducing early drinking.

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Curriculum Guides have arrived!
Designed to bring you quickly up to speed with the changes in key stage 1 and 2 English, Mathematics and Science programmes of study, our new practical guides to the 2014 primary National Curriculum are available now.

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Optional tests hit the mark
Pupils hate doing tests, right? Not if they are NFER Tests, finds an independent review of our optional assessments for Years 3, 4 and 5: "Our children adored it. They didn't see it as a chore," reports one happy teacher.

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Continuous progressive development
Futurelab at NFER's Enquiring Schools is an innovative approach to CPD that engages teachers in and with research. Read more about how some primary schools are using the programme in our special bulletin.

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Leading from the front
Leadership and structure are key ingredients to successful research engagement. Hear in their own words how some pioneering headteachers are embracing and embedding a research culture in their schools.

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A meeting of the tech-minded
Futurelab at NFER is inviting schools to join the UK’s first National Focus Group for tech-minded teachers on 10 January 2014, as part of a project to bring together schools that have embedded technology effectively.

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Latest blogs

Sarah Lynch makes the case for evidence-informed resources for hard-pressed PSHE teachers, while Ben Durbin explains why 'It worked for me' is a valid starting point from which to judge new approaches in the classroom.

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27 November 2013
The Academies Show
Come and talk to us at Stand 270 to find out more about NFER, and meet one of our assessment experts who will be on hand to answer your queries.

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