Engagement

School Approaches to Supporting Students to Remain Engaged at KS4
School Approaches to Supporting Students to Remain Engaged at KS4
Kelly Kettlewell, Eleanor Stevens, Clare O'Beirne and Helen Everett February 2014, Research Report

This research examines the impact of school-based programmes that are in place to support students aged 14-16 who are at risk of temporary disconnection from learning.



Teacher Guide: Parental Engagement and Narrowing the Gap in Attainment for Disadvantaged Children
Teacher Guide: Parental Engagement and Narrowing the Gap in Attainment for Disadvantaged Children
Helen Aston and Hilary Grayson September 2013, Practical Guide

This short practical guide sets out the key messages on how to engage parents from disadvantaged groups and is based on a rapid review of evidence.



Improving young people's engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Improving young people's engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Suzanne Straw and Shona Macleod March 2013, Policy Paper

This NFER Thinks paper presents NFER’s research evidence into what works to encourage further engagement in, and take-up of, STEM subjects.



The evaluation of the raising the participation age locally-led delivery projects (RPA) 2011 to 2012
The evaluation of the raising the participation age locally-led delivery projects (RPA) 2011 to 2012
Simon Day, Leigh Sandals, Kelly Kettlewell et al October 2012, Research Report

The DfE commissioned Isos Partnership and NFER to carry out an evaluation of the Raising the Participation Age Locally-Led Delivery Projects, building on two previous evaluations of the RPA trials.



NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus February 2012 survey: Pupil behaviour
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus February 2012 survey: Pupil behaviour
NFER June 2012, Omnibus/Panel Survey

The DfE submitted seven questions to NFER's Teacher Voice Omnibus survey in February 2012 examining teachers’ perceptions of pupil behaviour and their experience of using behaviour management strategies.



Children and young people's views of education policy
Children and young people's views of education policy
Tamsin Chamberlain, Sarah Golden and Caroline Bergeron March 2011, Research Report

This research aimed to build, from the point of view of children and young people, a strong evidence base of what works in educational policy and what does not.



BSF school report: B+ for attendance but C- for attainment
BSF school report: B+ for attendance but C- for attainment
Ben Durbin and Tilaye Yeshanew October 2010, Research Summary

This article reports research based on Partnerships for Schools’ published list of completed Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.



The Double Club evaluation
The Double Club evaluation
Caroline Bergeron, Caroline Sharp, Sarah Wilson et al March 2010, Research Report

DCSF commissioned NFER to undertake an evaluation of Double Club, an initiative aimed at improving the attainment, especially in literacy and numeracy, of underachieving pupils in Key Stage 3.



NFER evaluation of the Arnold Foundation for Rugby School
NFER evaluation of the Arnold Foundation for Rugby School
Emily Lamont, Josh Flack and Suzanne Straw March 2010, Research Summary

Interviews and focus groups with current and past Arnold Foundation pupils and parents, and partner organisations involved with the Arnold Foundation, a charity offering fully funded places at Rugby School.



The effects of the school environment on young people's attitudes towards education and learning: Summary report
The effects of the school environment on young people's attitudes towards education and learning: Summary report
Peter Rudd, Frances Reed and Paula Smith May 2009, Research Report

An NFER ‘before’ and ‘after’ study into the effects of the school environment on young people’s attitudes to education and learning.



ShoutBox: A mobile/web toll to support and showcase informal (out-of-school) learning
ShoutBox: A mobile/web toll to support and showcase informal (out-of-school) learning
Futurelab September 2008, Research Report

A report presenting findings and recommendations for the use of ShoutBox as a tool to support and showcase young people's informal learning.



The voice of young people: an engine for improvement? Scoping the evidence
The voice of young people: an engine for improvement? Scoping the evidence
Karen Halsey, Jenny Murfield, Pippa Lord and Jennie L Harland November 2006, Research Report

CfBT commissioned NFER to undertake a review of the literature on the impact of the voice of young people on policy and practice, and on young people themselves.



Evaluation of Excellence in Cities Primary Pilot 2001-2003
Evaluation of Excellence in Cities Primary Pilot 2001-2003
Kate Ridley and Lesley Kendall November 2005, Research Report

This evaluation of the Excellence in Cities policy covered the period up the the end of the 2002/2003 academic year.



Excellence in Cities: The national evaluation of a policy to raise standards in urban schools 2000-2003
Excellence in Cities: The national evaluation of a policy to raise standards in urban schools 2000-2003
Lesley Kendall, Lisa O'Donnell, Sarah Golden et al November 2005, Research Report

An evaluation of Excellence in Cities (EiC) in secondary schools, to cover the period up to the end of the academic year 2002/2003.



Final Report of the Evaluation of the Pupil Learning Credits Pilot Scheme
Final Report of the Evaluation of the Pupil Learning Credits Pilot Scheme
Annette Braun, Philip Noden, Audrey Hind et al November 2005, Research Report

An evaluation of the Pupil Learning Credits pilot scheme, which made extra funding available to secondary schools with high levels of known Free School Meals eligibility.



Reclaiming those disengaged from education and learning: A European perspective
Reclaiming those disengaged from education and learning: A European perspective
Sally Kendall and Kay Kinder November 2005, Research Report

This report covers the factors that affect disengagement, and impact on the level of disengagement, and the preventative and curative initiatives and practices that are in place to address this.



New Opportunities Fund summer school schemes, 2000-2002: An evaluation of 30 schemes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
New Opportunities Fund summer school schemes, 2000-2002: An evaluation of 30 schemes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Keith Mason and Pye David May 2003, Research Report

This report describes an NFER evaluation of the New Opportunities Fund funded Out of School Hours Learning Programme summer schools schemes.



Evaluation of the 1998 summer schools programme: Full report
Evaluation of the 1998 summer schools programme: Full report
Marian Sainsbury, Louise Caspall, Angus McDonald et al February 1999, Research Report

This is the full technical report of the evaluation of the 1998 summer schools programme, examining children's attitudes to their studies in literacy or numeracy over the summer school period.



With all respect: Reviewing disaffection strategies
With all respect: Reviewing disaffection strategies
Kay Kinder and Anne Wilkin February 1998, Research Report

This short paper provides ideas and insights which might help those local authority and school staff who are planning and evaluating initiatives to address the important issue of pupil disaffection.



Review of industrial mentoring in schools
Review of industrial mentoring in schools
Sarah Golden and David Sims April 1997, Research Report

This report presents the findings of a national study of the role played by industrial mentoring in schools.



Attitudes to school of top primary and first-year secondary pupils
Attitudes to school of top primary and first-year secondary pupils
Wendy Keys, Sue Harris and Cres Fernandes November 1995, Research Report

This report compared the attitudes towards school of pupils in their final year at primary school (Year 6) with pupils in their first year at secondary school (Year 7).



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