School Approaches to Supporting Students to Remain Engaged at KS4February 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 ChildrenSeptember 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)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 2012October 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 behaviourJune 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 policyMarch 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 attainmentOctober 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 evaluationMarch 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 SchoolMarch 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 reportMay 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) learningSeptember 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 evidenceNovember 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 2001-2003November 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 2000-2003November 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 SchemeNovember 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 perspectiveNovember 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 IrelandMay 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 reportFebruary 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 strategiesFebruary 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 schoolsApril 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 pupilsNovember 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).