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2017



University Technical Colleges: Beneath the headlines
University Technical Colleges: Beneath the headlines
Kelly Kettlewell, Daniele Bernardinelli, Jude Hillary and Claudia Sumner June 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 consultation
DfE primary assessment in England government consultation
Catherine Kirkup June 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 education
Delivering an effective grant-funded project on technical and professional education
National Foundation for Educational Research and Edge Foundation June 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 table
England's performance in PISA league table
Joana Andrade June 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?
Are free schools good for my child?
Claudia Sumner 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 schools
Academies and maintained schools
Geoff Gee and Karen Wespieser May 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 research
Teacher retention & turnover research
Jack Worth and Giulia de Lazzari May 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 Clubs
RCT and Process Evaluation of Code Clubs
Suzanne Straw, Susie Bamford and Ben Styles May 2017, Research Report

Report detailing a national evaluation of Code Clubs undertaken by NFER between June 2015 and September 2016.



Keeping Your Head
Keeping Your Head
Sarah Lynch and Jack Worth April 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 retention
Teacher retention
Zoe Des Clayes April 2017, Policy Paper

This is the first factsheet published just prior to the 2017 United Kingdom General Election assessing teacher retention in England.



Character education
Character education
Amanda Taylor April 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 2
A tale of eight regions - Part 2
Jude Hillary, Susan Bamford, Daniele Bernardinelli and Geoff Gee April 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 Frontline
Evidence for the Frontline
Pippa Lord, David Sims, Richard White and Palak Roy March 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 Assessment
Refocusing Assessment
SSAT , ASCL and NFER March 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 England
Performance of partially selective schools in England
Karen Wespieser, Claudia Sumner, Jennifer Garry et al March 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 headship
Executive headship
Andy Buck, Karen Wespieser and Jennie Harland March 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 collection
Response to Welsh government consultation on workforce data collection
National Foundation for Educational Research March 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 edge
Give yourself the edge
National Foundation for Educational Research and Edge Foundation March 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 survey
Teacher Voice Omnibus Results May to July 2016 survey
Robert Smith, Jack Tattersall, Adam Rabiasz and David Sims February 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 evidence
Response to Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence
National Foundation for Educational Research February 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 schools
Research and development insights in teaching schools
Matt Walker January 2017, Research Report

Report exploring the effectiveness with which teaching schools are delivering their R&D responsibilities.



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