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Getting with the program?

Now that ICT is no longer bound by the National Curriculum, will schools embrace the opportunity to produce a new generation of programmers? A recent survey by NFER seems to suggest not...

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It's show time
Drop in and see us at stand 71 at this week's TES Resources Show, being held at London's Business Design Centre - and take advantage of a special discount off all NFER products and services.

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Raising the bar
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is using Futurelab's Enquiring Schools programme to turn good lessons into outstanding ones by incorporating innovative ways of challenging its students.

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Parent power
What are the secrets of success when it comes to communicating and engaging with parents? If your school could provide inspiration to others, C4EO would love to hear from you.

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New look autumn collection
If improvement is on your mind then look no further than our new portfolio of products and services - with two additions to the suite of support to help your school maintain or achieve excellence.

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Going in for the skills
Take a look at Futurelab at NFER's latest range of workshops, developed in response to what teachers have said they want from CPD sessions, and covering topics at the cutting edge of UK education.

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Matters of opinion
Parents' views feature more prominently in the new Ofsted framework, and conducting your own attitude surveys in advance of inspection should mean fewer surprises when the inspector calls.

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Setting the standard
Hailed  as 'a fantastic development', NFER's new generation of optional tests for key stage 2 have received a warm welcome from schools which took part in standardisation of them this summer.

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Expert advice

As new rules come into force about how schools provide careers advice, we offer some practical help on getting the best independent advice and guidance for your pupils.

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Research insights

What does the best available research tell us about the curriculum and qualification needs of young people at risk of losing interest in learning? NFER looks at the evidence.

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Structure, communication and commitment are key features of successful employer involvement with schools, which is generally percieved to have a positive impact on young people.

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For a round-up of our most popular research from the past 12 months check out our special edition of sister e-publication NFER Direct: Recommended Reads.

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