Leadership and management in schools

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,



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.



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.



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 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.



Schools that work for everyone: DfE consultation
Schools that work for everyone: DfE consultation
National Foundation for Educational Research December 2016, Policy Paper

NFER response to the DfE’s consultation 'Schools that work for everyone'.



A tale of eight regions - Part 1
A tale of eight regions - Part 1
Jude Hillary, Claire Easton, Daniele Bernardinelli and Geoff Gee November 2016, Research Report

Follow up to NFER's previous report ‘A Guide to Regional Schools Commissioners’. This report presents a comparative ‘overview’, followed by eight individual ‘region profiles’.



NFER submission to multi-academy trusts inquiry
NFER submission to multi-academy trusts inquiry
September 2016, Policy Paper

This document contains written evidence submitted by NFER to the Education Committee’s inquiry into Multi-Academy Trusts.



Executive headteachers: what's in a name?
Executive headteachers: what's in a name?
Pippa Lord, Karen Wespieser, Jennie Harland et al July 2016, Research Report

Study of executive headteachers carried out by NFER together with the National Governors' Association and The Future Leaders' Trust.



Lead & Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project
Lead & Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project
National Foundation for Educational Research March 2016, Research Report

Evaluation carried out by NFER for the Welsh Government to assess the effectiveness of Tranche 2 of the Lead and Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project.



Response to consultation: coasting schools
Response to consultation: coasting schools
National Foundation for Educational Research January 2016, Policy Paper

Between October and December 2015 the DfE held a consultation on intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools. This document is NFER’s response.



Should I stay or should I go?
Should I stay or should I go?
Jack Worth, Ben Durbin and Susie Bamford November 2015, Research Report

This report analyses the data from a range of different sources to provide new insights into the nature of the current teacher supply challenge.



NFER submission to the Education Select Commitee's inquiry on teacher supply
NFER submission to the Education Select Commitee's inquiry on teacher supply
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2015, Policy Paper

This document contains written evidence submitted by NFER to the Education Committee’s inquiry into Recruitment and retention of teachers.



Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
Shona Macleod, Caroline Sharp, Daniele Bernardinelli et al November 2015, Research Report

Analysis of English school performance data investigating the role of school characteristics, strategies and implementation approaches in raising disadvantaged pupils’ attainment.



Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils: Briefing
Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils: Briefing
Caroline Sharp, Shona Macleod, Daniele Bernardinelli et al November 2015, Practical Guide

This briefing for school leaders summarises strategies used by the most successful schools in supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. It is based on national research conducted for the DfE.



A Guide to Regional Schools Commissioners
A Guide to Regional Schools Commissioners
Ben Durbin, Karen Wespieser, Daniele Bernardinelli and Geoff Gee September 2015, Research Report

This report explains the background and role of Regional School Commissioners (RSCs), who were appointed in September 2014 to oversee the growing numbers of academies in England.



A guide to the evidence on academies
A guide to the evidence on academies
National Foundation for Educational Research April 2015, Research Report

This report presents the findings from a rapid review of evidence on the performance of academy schools, based on 13 key studies



A world-class teaching profession
A world-class teaching profession
National Foundation for Educational Research February 2015, Policy Paper

Between 9 December 2014 and 2 February 2015 the Government conducted a consultation into its vision for a world-class teaching profession and the establishment of a College of Teaching.



The costs and benefits of initial teacher training routes
The costs and benefits of initial teacher training routes
Rebecca Allen, Chris Belfield, Ellen Greaves et al November 2014, Research Report

This report provides valuable new evidence on the impact and cost-effectiveness of teachers trained through different routes.



Analysis of academy school performance in GCSEs 2013
Analysis of academy school performance in GCSEs 2013
Jack Worth October 2014, Research Report

FInal report of project undertaken for the LGA to investigate how performance in national examinations in academy secondary schools compares to performance in similar non-academies



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