Leadership and management in schools
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,
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.
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.
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 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 regions - Part 1November 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.
NFER submission to the Education Select Commitee's inquiry on teacher supplyNovember 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 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.
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