NFER 75th Anniversary

Our mission for the past 75 years has been to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems.

In this, our milestone year, we are reflecting back on past achievements and considering how we can use the depth and breadth of our experience and pioneering research methods to influence the future of education and support better outcomes for children and young people - not just in the UK, but globally.

We will be delivering a range of activity across 2021, designed to stimulate discussion under the umbrella theme ‘The future of education’ and to enable us to focus our expertise on the challenges of the future. Watch this space for guest blogs and details of forthcoming events centred on this theme.


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Where next with Education?

Our CEO Carole Willis discusses both new and long standing challenges in the education sector, and looks back at NFER’s first 75 years.
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The Future of the Teaching Workforce

Professor Sam Twiselton, Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University and Astrea Trustee speaks about The Future of the Teaching Workforce.
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Working to improve educational outcomes in East Africa

Key stakeholders such as the World Bank Group and UNESCO are united in their belief that poor education quality is contributing to a learning crisis.
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BLOG: Fixing the education ship now, means fewer life rafts later

Our CEO Carole Willis has given her take on what the focus should be in the 2021 Comprehensive Spending Review.
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BLOG: Supporting pupil recovery following the lockdowns

Dame Alison Peacock, chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching discusses how we can help pupils recover from missed learning caused by Covid-19.