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NFER Research Mark - Celebrating Success

Staff and pupils share their thoughts on the NFER Research Mark, what's involved and the impact in school.

NFER Research Mark

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham and Little Heath School in Reading were awarded the NFER Research Mark in July 2014

Wycombe High School, Buckinghamshire

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"In the last four years Wycombe High School has developed a robust, structured and well supported research programme. Sixty research projects have been completed in the last three years by highly qualified and motivated staff and this has culminated in a research conference where all SLT now attend to share best practice."

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Tuxford Primary Academy, Newark

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“The NFER Research Mark has driven improvements in practice and has had a direct impact on the children as a result.”
“The research undertaken to gain the award was chosen for the greatest impact on raising pupil aspirations, measured before and after the delivery of a key intervention, to change attitudes and approaches for the better, with both parents and children.”
“The process and validation of the hard work that we put in to the research, thereby gaining the award, has been a welcomed journey and one that we would recommend that other primaries undertake to ground practice on carefully conducted research.”
Louise Davidson, Executive Principal and DALP Executive Primary Lead

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Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

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“The Research Mark allows me to connect to teachers as both consumers and producers of educational research.”
James Simpson, Assistant Headteacher

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Wexham School

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“This research engagement has contributed to the school’s recent improved examination results.”
Lawrence Smith, Headteacher

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