Leadership and management in schools
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.
NFER submission to the Education Select Commitee's inquiry on teacher supplyFebruary 2017, Policy Paper
This document contains written evidence submitted by NFER to the Education Committee’s inquiry into Recruitment and retention of teachers.
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.
Schools that work for everyone: DfE consultationDecember 2016, Policy Paper
NFER response to the DfE’s consultation 'Schools that work for everyone'.
A tale of eight regionsNovember 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 inquirySeptember 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?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 ProjectMarch 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 schoolsJanuary 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?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.
Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupilsNovember 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: BriefingNovember 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 CommissionersSeptember 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.
Factsheet: Academies and maintained schoolsMay 2015, Policy Paper
This is the second of four factsheets published just prior to the 2015 United Kingdom General Election on academies and maintained schools.
A guide to the evidence on academiesApril 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 professionFebruary 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 routesNovember 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 2013October 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
Satisfaction with Welsh education survey, 2012-13May 2014, Research Report
This project involved an in-depth analysis of the National Survey for Wales’ data on education which identified and explored the relationships between individual, area and local authority-level characteristics.
Teacher Voice Omnibus May 2013 Survey: Pupil BehaviourJuly 2013, Omnibus/Panel Survey
The Department for Education submitted questions to the May 2013 NFER Teacher Voice omnibus survey asking teachers about a number of areas around the subject of pupil behaviour.
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus March 2013 Survey: Spending Priorities for the Pupil PremiumMay 2013, Omnibus/Panel Survey
The Sutton Trust submitted two questions to NFER’s Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey in March 2013 on the Pupil Premium and on how decisions are made in schools.
What works in enabling school improvement? The role of the middle tierApril 2013, Research Report
Against a background of increased school autonomy, this research looks at what works in enabling school-led system improvement and the emerging role of middle tier bodies.
Review of the school leadership landscapeDecember 2012, Research Report
The IOE, together with NFER, were commissioned by the National College for School Leadership to carry out a review of the landscape of school leadership in England.