SEN and alternative provision

Catch up Literacy: Evaluation Report
Catch up Literacy: Evaluation Report
Simon Rutt, Kelly Kettlewell and Daniele Bernardinelli February 2015, Research Report

This NFER report has been produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of Catch Up® Literacy - a structured one-to-one intervention for pupils aged 6 to 14 who are struggling to learn to read.



Talk for Literacy: Evaluation Report
Talk for Literacy: Evaluation Report
Ben Styles and Sally Bradshaw February 2015, Research Report

This NFER report has been produced for the Education Endowment Foundation and its evaluation of a speaking and listening intervention combining two programmes: the Vocabulary Enrichment Intervention Programme (VEIP) and the Narrative Intervention.



Deprivation in Education
Deprivation in Education
Rose Cook, Simon Rutt and David Sims October 2014, Research Report

Research study commissioned by the Welsh Government to identify whether or not there is a link between deprivation and educational attainment.



School exclusion trial evaluation
School exclusion trial evaluation
NFER July 2014, Research Report

The School Exclusion Trial (SET) tested the benefits of schools having greater responsibility for meeting the needs of permanently excluded pupils and those at risk of permanent exclusion.



The back on track alternative provision pilots: Final report
The back on track alternative provision pilots: Final report
Richard White, Kerry Martin and Jennifer Jeffes October 2012, Research Report

The DfE commissioned NFER to conduct research into 12 alternative provision pilots established through the 2008 White Paper, Back on Track: A strategy for modernising alternative provision for young people.



Changes to the Funding of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Provision: Views of Lead Members
Changes to the Funding of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Provision: Views of Lead Members
Helen Poet June 2012, Research Report

Research commissioned by the LGA to gather the views of lead members for children's services on the implications of the changes proposed in the Green Paper.



Alternative provision for young people with special educational needs
Alternative provision for young people with special educational needs
Kerry Martin and Richard White May 2012, Research Report

This study, commissioned by the LGA, explores the ways in which young people with SEN access and engage in alternative provision in five local authority areas.



Local authorities' perceptions of how parents and young people with special educational needs will be affected by the 2011 Green Paper
Local authorities' perceptions of how parents and young people with special educational needs will be affected by the 2011 Green Paper
Nalia George, Monica Hetherington and Caroline Sharp September 2011, Research Report

LA perspectives of how parents of children with SEN and of Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities would be affected by the 2011 DfE Green Paper on SEN and Disability.



Views of young people with special educational needs and their parents on residential education
Views of young people with special educational needs and their parents on residential education
Helen Poet, Kath Wilkinson and Caroline Sharp September 2011, Research Report

This report explores families' experiences of residential education for young people with SEN or a disability, and their views on the placement process.



Young people with special educational needs/learning difficulties and disabilities: Research into planning for adult life and services
Young people with special educational needs/learning difficulties and disabilities: Research into planning for adult life and services
Kerry Martin, Ruth Hart, Richard White and Caroline Sharp September 2011, Research Report

This research aims to shed light on how young people with SEN or LLDD have been prepared for adult life, and how planning for this transition might be improved.



Evaluation of SHINE on Saturdays
Evaluation of SHINE on Saturdays
Tamsin Chamberlain, Helen Aston, Nalia George et al August 2011, Research Report

The SHINE Trust commissioned NFER to evaluate the impact of its SHINE on Saturdays programme, providing funding for Saturday schools aimed at underachieving children from disadvantaged backgrounds.



Autism and educational assessment: UK policy and practice
Autism and educational assessment: UK policy and practice
Kath Wilkinson and Liz Twist September 2010, Research Report

This research, funded by NFER, investigated UK assessment policy and practice for mainstream-educated pupils who are diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).



Local authorities' experiences of improving parental confidence in the special educational needs process
Local authorities' experiences of improving parental confidence in the special educational needs process
Richard White, Shona Macleod, Jennifer Jeffes and Mary Atkinson June 2010, Research Report

The LGA commissioned this research to provide insights into the approach and practice of local authorities’ work with parents of children with SEN.



Effective alternative provision
Effective alternative provision
Sally Kendall, Anne Wilkin, Kay Kinder et al November 2007, Research Report

This research, commissioned by the DfES, aimed to provide practical advice for schools and local authorities seeking to commission and evaluate alternative provision for young people.



Effective alternative provision: Research summary
Effective alternative provision: Research summary
Sally Kendall, Anne Wilkin, Kay Kinder et al October 2007, Research Summary

This research, commissioned by the DfES, aimed to provide practical advice for schools and local authorities seeking to commission and evaluate alternative provision for young people.



E-inclusion: learning difficulties and digital technologies
E-inclusion: learning difficulties and digital technologies
Chris Abbott January 2007, Research Report

This review focuses specifically on the use of digital technologies in education to enable children with learning difficulties to learn effectively.



Evaluation of the special educational needs regional partnership
Evaluation of the special educational needs regional partnership
Felicity Fletcher-Campbell, Tamsin Chamberlain and Paula Smith June 2006, Research Summary

This research summary represents the final stage of an evaluation of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Regional Partnerships (RPs) up to December 2005.



Implementation of the new prison library specification
Implementation of the new prison library specification
Richard White, Karen Halsey, Kerry Martin and Megan Jones May 2006, Research Report

This reports details the findings from phase 1 of an evaluation into the specifications for libraries in prisons as part of an evaluation of the Offender Learning and Skills Service.



Raising the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools: Evaluation of the pilot/programme
Raising the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools: Evaluation of the pilot/programme
Kerensa White, Karen Lewis and Felicity Fletcher-Campbell January 2006, Research Report

NFER carried out an evaluation of a pilot/programme that was introduced in 2004 to help raise the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools.



Raising the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools: Interim report
Raising the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools: Interim report
NFER April 2005, Research Report

NFER was commissioned by the DfES to evaluate the pilot Raising the Achievement of Bilingual Learners, which was part of the Primary National Strategy.



Admissions and exclusions of pupils with special educational needs
Admissions and exclusions of pupils with special educational needs
Anne Wilkin, Tamsin Archer, Kate Ridley et al February 2005, Research Report

This research project aimed to address a lack of empirical evidence surrounding the admission and exclusion of pupils with special educational needs (SEN).



Good practice in the provision of full-time education for excluded pupils: Interim report
Good practice in the provision of full-time education for excluded pupils: Interim report
Mary Atkinson, Annie Johnson, Anne Wilkin et al December 2003, Research Report

This report presents the findings from the first phase of an NFER study into the full-time provision for pupils who are excluded from school for 15 days or more.



Learning Support Unit Strand study
Learning Support Unit Strand study
Anne Wilkin, Melanie Hall and Kay Kinder July 2003, Research Report

This report focuses on the findings from a qualitative longitudinal study of six Learning Support Units in three Phase 1 and three Phase 2 EiC partnerships.



An evaluation of alternative educational initiatives
An evaluation of alternative educational initiatives
Sally Kendall, Kay Kinder, Charlotte Fletcher-Morgan et al March 2003, Research Report

This report presents the findings from a study evaluating alternative educational provision for young people permanently excluded from school, or who were out of school for other reasons.



Fair funding? LEA policies and methods for funding additional and special needs - and schools' responses
Fair funding? LEA policies and methods for funding additional and special needs - and schools' responses
Jennifer Evans, Frances Castle and Mairi Ann Cullen December 2001, Research Report

This report concerns local education authority policy and practice as regards the distribution of budgets to mainstream schools with respect to their pupils with special and additional educational needs.



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