Engaging teachers: teacher retention analysisSeptember 2016, Research Report
Follow-up to our previous report on teacher retention, exploring how engaged and supported teachers feel and how this relates to their intention to remain or to leave the profession.
Using Evidence in the Classroom: What Works and Why?January 2014, Research Report
This review is part of the Teacher Development strand of our Research Programme, and synthesises research on effective approaches to the creation of a more evidence-informed teaching profession.
An investigation of Headteachers' and teachers' views towards science-specific CPDJuly 2013, Research Report
Report of interview survey investigating what headteachers CPD leaders at secondary and FE level think about science-specific CPD.
Evaluation of the Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) programmeJune 2013, Research Report
An evaluation of the MaST Programme which provides participating teachers with training and professional support so they can carry out their mathematics specialist role working with teachers in their school.
Education on the web: A tool-kit to help you search effectively for information on educationOctober 2012, Professional Development
This book is part of a series of publications drawing on NFER expertise to equip readers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their own research.
Evaluation of Starting OutMay 2012, Research Report
NFER conducted an evaluation of Starting Out, a two-year mentoring pilot programme for science and mathematics teacher trainees and early career teachers delivered by the Learning and Skills Network.
Making the links between teachers' professional standards, induction, performance management and continuing professional developmentJanuary 2011, Research Report
This report sets out the findings from a study which evaluates the extent to which ‘new professionalism’ has been introduced in schools, and its impact on teaching and learning.
A guide to running randomised controlled trials for educational researchersSeptember 2010, Professional Development
This guide examines when randomised controlled trials should be used to evaluate an intervention and when other approaches may be more suitable.
Action research: Making a difference in educationOctober 2009, Professional Development
This publication brings together articles based on action research from practical research for education, and is a call to action for all those thinking of carrying out their own research.
Evaluation of the career developments of Early Years Professionals (EYPs)June 2009, Research Report
This evaluation of the career developments of Early Years Professionals (EYPs) explored the impact of attainment of EYPS on line management, leadership and practice, career prospects and salary.
Evaluation of the GTC's Teacher Learning Academy (TLA): Impacts on teachers, pupils and schoolsMarch 2009, Research Report
NFER undertook an evaluation of the Teacher Learning Academy, using an ‘impact trail’ methodology to go beyond the ‘black box’ model of inputs and outputs with assumed attribution and causation.
Using Appreciative Inquiry in educational research: Possibilities and limitationsFebruary 2009, Research Report
This small-scale study, working with two schools and local authorities in England, considered the potential application of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a research technique.
Mentoring and coaching for professionals: A study of the research evidenceOctober 2008, Research Report
The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) commissioned NFER to conduct a desk based review into mentoring and coaching.
Research into the role of CPD leadership in schoolsAugust 2008, Research Report
This research, commissioned by the Training and Development Agency for Schools, investigated how continuing professional development (CPD) is led in schools today, and how it is supported.
Evaluation of the Chemistry for Non-Specialists training programmeAugust 2008, Research Report
The Royal Society of Chemistry commissioned NFER to undertake an evaluation of the Chemistry for Non-specialists training programme, a four-day programme covering key chemistry concepts, hands-on experience and teacher demonstrations.
Research toolkit - Volume 1: The how-to guide from practical research for educationJuly 2008, Professional Development
One of a range of research books designed to help practioners run research projects in education.
An evaluation of the Teacher Learning Academy: phases 1 and 2April 2007, Research Report
This research sets out key findings from an evaluation of Phases 1 and 2 of the pilot Teacher Learning Academy.
An evaluation of the GTC-DfES-LEA Continuing Professional Development Partnership Project: Examining the progress and lasting impacts of the Partnership ProjectSeptember 2006, Research Report
NFER evaluated the impact of the GTCE and the Department for Education and Skills’ partnership work with 26 local authorities to advance work in supporting teachers’ continuing professional development.
Broadening the spectrumAugust 2006, Research Report
A study of Image & Identity, a collaborative museum education initiative led by the V&A and involving five regional museum partners and NCH, the children''s charity.
Evaluation of the national remodelling team: Year 3August 2006, Research Report
This study examined the effectiveness and impact of the work of the NRT in completing the third phase of their remodelling programme.
'All together better': An evaluation of the GTC-DfES-LEA Continuing Professional Development Partnership ProjectSeptember 2005, Research Report
NFER evaluated the impact of the GTCE & DfES’s project work with 26 LAs to support teachers’ continuing professional development during its operational period and then examined the lasting impacts.
Professional development for teachers early in their careersMarch 2005, Research Report
The NFER undertook a three-year evaluation of the Early Professional Development pilot scheme on behalf of the DfES and the General Teaching Council for England.
Continuing professional development: LEA and school support for teachersSeptember 2001, Research Report
This study set out to investigate the current and potential role of the LEA in supporting schools to provide professional development for their staff.
Working with language: A guide for vocational trainers with bilingual traineesJanuary 1993, Research Report
A self-help practical handbook for vocational trainers in colleges, or training institutions who want to extend their training techniques in order to make their courses more accessible to bilingual learners.
What teachers in training are taught about reading.January 1992, Research Report
The report, examining what teachers in training taught about reading, will be of interest to teachers, and to those concerned with ensuring high levels of literacy in this country.