Leadership and management in schools
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.
Enabling school-driven system leadership: Rapid reviewOctober 2012, Research Report
A rapid review of the evidence on how high-performing countries enable school-driven systems leadership, identifying that successful systems had some form of middle tier that was distinct from national government.
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus 2012 Survey: The use of the Pupil PremiumJuly 2012, Omnibus/Panel Survey
The Sutton Trust submitted questions in the Teacher Voice omnibus asking teachers about the Pupil Premium and the top three priorities for extra spending at their school.
Identifying and reducing bureaucratic burdensMarch 2012, Omnibus/Panel Survey
The DfE submitted five questions to NFER’s Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey covering the following: bureaucratic burdens in school; and health and safety requirements in and out of the classroom.
Evaluation of City Challenge Leadership StrategiesSeptember 2011, Research Report
The National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services commissioned NFER to undertake an evaluation of the City Challenge Leadership Strategies in the Black Country, Greater Manchester and London.
Governance models in schoolsApril 2011, Research Report
The Local Government Group commissioned NFER to review the current model of accountabilities in school governance and consider alternative models that may be appropriate for the schools of the future.
School funding and the pupil premiumDecember 2010, Policy Paper
NFER considers a number of issues around the allocation and use of school funding and examines variations in funding between and within government office regions.
Managing school reorganisationDecember 2009, Research Report
This report provides a practical guide for local authorities to develop their strategies and approaches for school reorganisation, based on lessons learnt by local authorities in undertaking school reorganisations.
Evaluation of the impact of Section 5 inspections - strand 3July 2009, Research Report
The research aimed to provide a longitudinal perspective on the impact of inspection on school improvement and to explore perspectives related to the impact of s5 inspections upon support staff.
School Report Cards: Review of the use of School Report Cards internationallyJune 2009, Research Report
A review of Report Cards and how they are used in other countries, showing the variation in the use of Report Cards and the different features that are included.
New inquiry into school accountabilityFebruary 2009, Policy Paper
NFER submitted this evidence-based paper to the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee to inform its inquiry into school accountability.
School organisation - partnering for successOctober 2008, Practical Guide
This portfolio of resources represents the outcomes of the EMIE/ADCS conferences on School Organisation: Partnering for Success held in spring 2008.
Change engagement comparative reportMarch 2008, Research Report
The TDA commissioned NFER to carry out research into how schools engage with change and how the schools sector compares with the health, local government and police sectors.
Choice, diversity and access: The role of the local authority as commissioner of school placesSeptember 2007, Practical Guide
This portfolio of resources represents the outcomes from action-research workshops held at conferences co-promoted by ADCS and EMIE in London and Manchester in March 2007.
Setting up academiesSeptember 2007, Practical Guide
Guidance on the legal and policy context when setting up academies as part of the local authority's school provision, including a flow chart of the stages in delivering an academy.
Characteristics of different categories of schools in EnglandSeptember 2007, Research Report
A chart of the characteristics of different categories of secondary schools in England which forms part of a portfolio of resources which represent the outcomes from action-research workshops from 2007.
Federations and collaborationsSeptember 2007, Research Report
Information on the various types of federations and collaborations, highlighting the benefits of these relationships, as well as the challenges.
Running school competitionsSeptember 2007, Practical Guide
Guidance on running school competitions as required by the Education and Inspections Act 2006, and information on the early experience of the first authorities to undertake this process.