Claire Sargent MA MSc

Information and Reviews Manager

c.sargent@nfer.ac.uk, +44 (0)1753 637191

Claire works on projects which help policy makers and the wider education community find information about education policy and structure worldwide. She has worked in the national Eurydice Unit for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in Eurydice, the European Commission information network on education, since 2000. As part of Erasmus+, the Eurydice Network provides comparative information on education systems and policies in Europe. Claire has contributed national information to comparative European studies on science and mathematics education, on early childhood education and care, and on early school leaving. She has also contributed extensively to national system descriptions.

She was previously Project Leader for the International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks (INCA). INCA provided descriptions of government policy on education in 21 countries worldwide and focused on the curriculum and assessment frameworks for pre-school, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education in schools (3-19 age range). She continues to work on cross-national, cross NFER projects including policy scopings looking at the organisation of primary education around the world and the different methods used internationally to establish and maintain standards in key qualifications and assessments. Most recently she led a policy audit of the curriculum for education about religious beliefs (ERB) and ethics in 13 jurisdictions worldwide.

Claire holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She speaks French and Spanish and is learning Italian.

Selected publications