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University Technical Colleges: Beneath the headlinesJune 2017, Research Report
University Technical Colleges (UTCs) have increasingly become part of the schools landscape during the past five years. This research report reviews how successful UTCs have been in recruiting students, examines the characteristics of their students,
DfE primary assessment in England government consultationJune 2017, Policy Paper
NFER submission to a government consultation on primary assessment launched in March 2017.
Delivering an effective grant-funded project on technical and professional educationJune 2017, Practical Guide
The Edge Foundation commissioned NFER to provide a short, accessible grant fund guide that includes guidance on how to prepare, implement and evaluate effective grant projects to maximise impact.
England's performance in PISA league tableJune 2017, Research Summary
This is the fourth factsheet published just prior to the 2017 United Kingdom General Election on England's educational performance in the PISA league table.
Are free schools good for my child?June 2017, Policy Paper
This is the third factsheet published just prior to the 2017 United Kingdom General Election on free schools.
Academies and maintained schoolsMay 2017, Policy Paper
This is the second factsheet published just prior to the 2017 United Kingdom General Election on academies and maintained schools.
Teacher retention & turnover researchMay 2017, Research Summary
First publication in a series that form part of a major new research project – funded by the Nuffield Foundation – to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics within the teacher workforce in England.
RCT and Process Evaluation of Code ClubsMay 2017, Research Report
Report detailing a national evaluation of Code Clubs undertaken by NFER between June 2015 and September 2016.
Keeping Your HeadApril 2017, Research Report
Report exploring trends in Headteacher retention and recruitment which found that although more than 90% of headteachers below retirement age are retained in headship each year, retention rates have fallen since 2012.
Teacher retentionApril 2017, Policy Paper
This is the first factsheet published just prior to the 2017 United Kingdom General Election assessing teacher retention in England.
Character educationApril 2017, Research Summary
This bibliography compiling a wide range of recent research, reports and resources on character education provides useful further reading for those involved in developing effective provision in schools.
A tale of eight regions - Part 2April 2017,
Report exploring the challenges Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) face in terms of schools requiring action and the availability of Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) that are ready to expand to meet this need.
Evidence for the FrontlineMarch 2017, Research Report
Study evaluating the pilot of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) (2015–2016) – an online brokerage service which supports more effective use of research evidence by schools.
Refocusing AssessmentMarch 2017, Practical Guide
Resource which provides a framework for school leaders and department heads to plan a coherent whole school approach to assessment that will support the learning of each and every student.
Performance of partially selective schools in EnglandMarch 2017, Research Report
New analysis by NFER comparing the results of pupils at partially selective schools with comparable pupils at similar non-selective schools.
Executive headshipMarch 2017, Practical Guide
A summary of the executive headteacher (EHT) role, with practical questions and exemplar role descriptors to consider when creating the position.
Response to Welsh government consultation on workforce data collectionMarch 2017, Policy Paper
NFER response to the Welsh government consultation on proposed changes to the collection of individual-level information on the school workforce in Wales.
Give yourself the edgeMarch 2017, Practical Guide
The Edge Foundation commissioned NFER to develop a short, accessible guide for any school or college considering how to extend their engagement with employers and build lasting engagement employers.
Teacher Voice Omnibus Results May to July 2016 surveyFebruary 2017, Research Report
The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice and the Senior Leader Booster Survey conducted in the summer of 2016 on subjects including mental health, aspiration to headship, flexible working and performance-related pay.
Response to Migration Advisory Committee call for evidenceFebruary 2017, Policy Paper
NFER response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) call for evidence on the labour market for teachers in nursery, primary, secondary and special needs education.
Research and development insights in teaching schoolsJanuary 2017, Research Report
Report exploring the effectiveness with which teaching schools are delivering their R&D responsibilities.