Leadership and management in schools
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.
Secondary social, emotional and behavioural skills (SEBS) pilot evaluationJuly 2007, Research Report
NFER was commissioned to evaluate the Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills pilot, which aimed to encourage secondary schools to take a whole-school approach to developing social, emotional and behavioural skills.
Evaluation of the impact of Section 5 inspectionsApril 2007, Research Report
In 2006 Ofsted commissioned the NFER to carry out an independent evaluation of the new inspection process for maintained schools in England, introduced in September 2005.
Evaluation of the Community Leadership StrategyApril 2007, Research Summary
In December 2005, NFER was commissioned by the National College for School Leadership to undertake an evaluation study of four strands of the Community Leadership Strategy.
Analysis of international data on the impact of private schooling - Hyderabad, IndiaMarch 2007, Research Report
NFER's statisticians were commissioned by the E.G. West Centre in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle to analyse an international schooling dataset from Hyderabad in India.
National Evaluation of the Primary Leadership ProgrammeFebruary 2007, Research Report
NFER was commissioned by the DfES to undertake a national evaluation of the Primary Leadership Programme based on data from two rounds of fieldwork.
Evaluation of the Strategic Intervention Grants programmeDecember 2006, Research Report
This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Strategic Intervention Grants (SIG) programme funded by the Basic Skills Agency and the Welsh Assembly Government.
Behaviour in Scottish schoolsOctober 2006, Research Report
The findings reported here are from research conducted by the NFER for the Scottish Executive between November 2005 and July 2006.
Impact of Section 5 inspections: Maintained schools in EnglandJuly 2006, Research Report
Ofsted commissioned NFER to conduct the first strand of an independent, detailed evaluation of how the inspection process and outcomes impact on school effectiveness.
The new school funding arrangements 2006-07: The school perspectiveJune 2006, Research Report
This report examines the implications of school funding arrangements introduced in 2006-07, focusing in particular on issues and support for schools.
Local authorities' perspectives on school reorganisationMay 2006, Research Report
This report examines the underlying reasons for school reorganisation, the processes involved, the different strategies and approaches, and the impact of recent legislative and capital funding changes.
Leading a research-engaged schoolApril 2006, Practical Guide
This short booklet is designed for school leaders who are interested in developing a research-engaged school.
The new school funding arrangements 2006-07: the local authority perspectiveMarch 2006, Research Report
This report examines the implications of the school funding arrangements introduced in 2006-07, focusing in particular on issues and support for schools.
Schools in collaboration: Federations, collegiates and partnershipsMarch 2006, Research Report
This report looks at some of the many forms of school collaboration and considers the benefits and challenges of such arrangements.
Annual survey of trends in secondary education: Report for 2005March 2006, Research Report
The Annual survey of trends in secondary education: report for 2005, providing a 'snapshot' of the current position in secondary education and a baseline for future surveys.
Transforming the school workforce - a new professional respect? The Beacon Scheme 2004 - 2005January 2006, Research Report
This report offers suggestions that might help authorities to support modernisation across the school system and to prepare for the remodelling of the wider children’s services workforce.
New relationship with schools: Evaluation of trial LEAs and schoolsNovember 2005, Research Report
This report outlines the key findings from a national evaluation of the first-year trials of the New Relationship with Schools (NRwS).
Annual survey of trends in primary education: Survey of 2004May 2005, Research Report
The report presents the findings from the Annual Survey of Trends in Primary Education, a series of questionnaire surveys of primary schools, and makes recommendations for further research.
School funding: What next? Local authority and school viewsFebruary 2005, Research Report
The LGA commissioned the NFER to conduct a study on the impact of changes to the funding arrangements for schools by the Government in the 2003/04 financial year.
Evaluation of Fast Track to prosecution for school non-attendanceOctober 2004, Research Report
An evaluation of the implementation of the Fast Track to Prosecution framework, created to ensure a faster approach to the implementation of intervention strategies for tackling school non-attendance.
Partnership approaches to sharing best practiceJanuary 2004, Research Report
This report examines and assesses how schools, supported by LAs, have been working together in different local partnerships to foster the development and spread of innovative ideas and best practice.
50 websites for school improvementOctober 2003, Research Report
This report will helps to identify 50 of the most useful school improvement-related websites and categorises these sites in terms of different aspects of school improvement.
Collaboration between independent and local authority schools: LEAs' perspectives on partnership and community activitiesJuly 2003, Research Report
This research aimed to determine the current status of partnership collaboration between schools in the independent and maintained sectors.
School partnerships in action: A case study of West Sussex specialist schoolsNovember 2002, Research Report
The overall aim of this research was to provide initial illuminative evidence on the development and outcomes to date of Specialist School partnerships.
School councils: Their role in citizenship and personal and social educationMay 2002, Research Report
This nationally based study in primary and secondary schools reviewed the aims and role in establishing a school council and issues of representation and participation in maintaining a school council.