Leadership and management in schools
The impact of specialist and faith schools on performanceFebruary 2002, Research Report
This research into specialist and faith schools comprised two strands: a review of publised literature and some primary analysis.
Evaluating school self-evaluationApril 2001, Research Report
This research conducted a critical examination of what schools, in many cases supported by their local education authorities (LEAs), were doing in terms of self-evaluation and self-review.
The impact of OFSTED inspectionsDecember 1999, Research Report
The research project described in this report looked at the impact of inspection and special measures on schools which were judged to have 'failed' their OFSTED inspection.
Thank you for the days? How schools use their non-contact daysNovember 1999, Research Report
This report should be of interest to anyone engaged in the process of managing, coordinating, providing or evaluating teachers' continuing professional development.
Raising behaviour: 3. a school viewJuly 1999, Research Report
This report looks at schools' procedures for managing behaviour, such as rewards and sanctions, behaviour policies, the role of SEN, and the contribution of the pastoral system in secondary schools.
Raising behaviour: 2: Nil exclusion? Policy and practiceMarch 1999, Research Report
This report will contribute to the debate on education and social inclusion and should be relevant to policy-makers and practitioners, as well as those researching in the area of exclusion.
'value added' measurement of school effectiveness: A critical reviewJanuary 1999, Research Report
This report concludes that whilst much has been learnt about the contribution of 'value added' to school effectiveness and improvement, the challenges are still substantial.
'value added' measurement of school effectiveness: An overviewNovember 1998, Research Report
This report argues that whilst much has been learnt about the contribution of 'value added' to school effectiveness and improvement, the challenges which the idea continues to hold are substantial.
QUASE: Quantitative Analysis for Self-Evaluation. Overview Report 1997. Analysis of GCSE Cohorts 1994 to 1996.March 1998, Research Report
Data from over 30,000 pupils in 152 schools was assembled as part of the QUASE (Quantitative Analysis for Self-Evaluation) service to schools, to be thoroughly analysed by sophisticated techniques.
Planning for action. Part 2: A guide to post-inspection action planningOctober 1997, Research Report
This guide is based on NFER's 15-month study of post-inspection action planning and draws heavily on the experience of heads, teachers and governors in case-study schools.
Education in England and Wales: A guide to the systemOctober 1997, Research Report
This report provides a wealth of information about educational administration and finance; teacher training and conditions of service; special educational needs' and evaluation.
Planning for action.: Part 1: a survey of schools' post-inspection action planningMarch 1997, Research Report
This report, based on NFER's 15-month study of post-inspection action planning, it describes the process and outcomes of post-inspection action planning.
Education: Guide to European organizations and programmesSeptember 1996, Practical Guide
This guide is easy to use and provides a well indexed quick reference tool for educationalists, information officers and librarians wishing to keep abreast of trans-European developments.
QUASE: Quantitative Analysis for Self-Evaluation. Technical report 1996. Analysis of GCSE Cohorts 1993 to 1995July 1996, Research Report
This report examines factors which affect performance in secondary schools at the end of Year 11, analysing data including detailed GCSE examination results, as well as attendance and post-16 destinations.
Comparative costs: Perspectives on primary-secondary differencesMarch 1996, Research Report
This report contains the findings of the NFER Comparative Costs Project, which surveyed secondary and primary schools about resourcing needs, and examined work in LEAs on activity-led staffing.
Legislating for change: School reforms in England and Wales 1979-1994April 1995, Research Report
Legislating for Change documents the development of the Government's policies affecting compulsory education in English and Welsh schools between 1979 and 1994.
Counting the cost: The impact of LMS on schools' patterns of spendingSeptember 1994, Research Report
This report provides findings from a one-year study of the impact of LMS on schools' patterns of spending.
A tale of eight regions - Part 2January 1940, Research Report
Report exploring the challenges Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) face in terms of schools requiring action and the availability of Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) that are ready to expand to meet this need.
Teacher retention & turnover research - Research update 1January 1940, 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.
Defining and collecting metrics on quality of school governanceJanuary 1940, Research Report
This feasibility study for the DfE examined whether it is possible to design and collect metrics to measure the quality of governance in the school system.
Evaluation of teachers pay reformJanuary 1940, Research Report
This report provides findings from research which explored schools’ responses to recent changes to the system for deciding teachers’ and leaders’ pay.