Press release

7 December 2012

NFER launches 2012 Impact Review

NFER has today launched its first published annual review of impact. The NFER 2012 Impact Review highlights some of the important work that has been achieved during the year to inform policy and influence practice in ways that will provide lasting benefit to learners, and in particular to children and young people.

Chief Executive, Sue Rossiter, said: “As a charity we are very aware of and driven by our purpose, which for NFER is to provide independent evidence that improves education and learning and hence the lives of learners.  This means that we must provide excellent research and expert assessments and also take responsibility for ensuring that key messages and insights from that work are shared with and used by those who can make a difference to learners.  This first Review is a way of demonstrating how we currently achieve this.”

In his foreward to the review, Professor Toby Salt, chief executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, says: “The case studies in this report are a powerful testimony to the work of NFER, and I was particularly pleased to see the research on young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).”

Mr Richard Bunker, chair of NFER Trustees, said: “This impact review demonstrates how much we have achieved during the past 12 months. The expertise and experience of staff at NFER and the extensive scope of our work enable us to have a wide-ranging impact across the education sector.”

The impact review can be downloaded from: /IR12 


Contact information:
Sarah Fleming, NFER Media & Communications Officer: 01753 637155;
Jane Parrack, NFER Marketing & Communications Manager: 01753 637245;

Note to editors:
NFER is the UK’s largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children’s services.