Teaching and pedagogy
DfE consultation - Strengthening QTS and Improving Career Progression for TeachersMarch 2018, Policy Paper
In December 2017, the Department for Education launched a consultation on the strengthening of qualified teacher status and improving career progression for teachers. This is the NFER response.
Teacher retention and turnover research - Research update 3December 2017, Research Summary
What happens to teachers who leave the profession after they leave? What can their destinations tell us about how schools and policymakers might better retain teachers? In this third Research Update, we use data from the Understanding Society survey
Character educationApril 2017, Research Summary
This bibliography compiling a wide range of recent research, reports and resources on character education provides useful further reading for those involved in developing effective provision in schools.
Evidence for the FrontlineMarch 2017, Research Report
Study evaluating the pilot of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) (2015–2016) – an online brokerage service which supports more effective use of research evidence by schools.
Response to Welsh government consultation on workforce data collectionMarch 2017, Policy Paper
NFER response to the Welsh government consultation on proposed changes to the collection of individual-level information on the school workforce in Wales.
Wellcome Trust Teacher Voice Questions - February 2016June 2016, Research Summary
The Wellcome Trust commissioned seven questions on science teaching to be included as part of the Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey.
Teacher Voice Questions for DfE - June 2015December 2015, Research Summary
The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including the new national curriculum, mental health support and provision, pupil behaviour and bullying and school leadership.
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - November 2014July 2015, Omnibus/Panel Survey
The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including the new national curriculum, initial teacher training (ITT) routes, teacher pensions, careers guidance and the pupil premium.
Tutor Trust PrimaryJuly 2015, Research Report
Evaluation of the impact of the Tutor Trust on the English and Mathematics attainment of Year 6-7 pupils, and of schools’ perceptions of the need for affordable tuition and of their assessment of the quality of the service provided.
Tutor Trust SecondaryJuly 2015, Research Report
Evaluation assessed the impact of the Tutor Trust on the English and Mathematics GCSE results of Year 11 pupils, and of schools’ perceptions of the need for affordable tuition and their assessments of the quality of service provided.
Academies: time to learn the lessonsMay 2015, Policy Paper
Our latest NFER Thinks paper calls for the long term outcomes of learners to be considered in any future increase in the number of academies and for evaluation to be embedded in the process.
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.
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - March to June 2014November 2014, Research Summary
The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including the new national curriculum; changes to accountability indicators; free school meals and the raising of the participation age.
Teachers’ Use of Research EvidenceJuly 2014, Research Summary
This research investigates the uses and perceived impact of engaging with research on teaching and learning. The project was carried out by NFER in partnership with United Learning.
Creating a research-engaged schoolJuly 2014, Practical Guide
Partnership working in small rural primary schoolsMay 2014, Research Report
CfBT Education Trust commissioned Robert Hill and NFER to investigate the most effective ways for small rural primary schools to work together in order to improve provision and raise standards.
Evaluation PolicyMarch 2014, Policy Paper
This document has been written by NFER to provide policy makers, practitioners, administrators, researchers and teacher educators with an overview of the principles NFER applies towards evaluation.
Evidence in the classroom needs system-wide changeJanuary 2014, Policy Paper
In this NFER Thinks we argue for system-wide change to ensure that evidence is used to the benefit of all learners.
Key competence development in school education in Europe: KeyCoNet's review of the literature: a summaryJune 2013, Research Report
KeyCoNet commissioned NFER to produce a summary collating the findings of their earlier literature reviews on key competence development and assessment.
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: New Teachers’ Standards and Appraisal RegulationsMarch 2013, Omnibus/Panel Survey
The DfE submitted two questions to NFER’s Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey in November 2012 covering the awareness and impacts of the new Teachers’ Standards and appraisal regulations.
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: Understanding union membership and activityJanuary 2013, Omnibus/Panel Survey
The Department for Education submitted eight questions to NFER’s Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey in November 2012 covering the topic teaching unions.
What leads to positive change in teaching practice?July 2012, Research Report
This report presents the findings of a study in which NFER maps the key research evidence about what leads to positive change in teaching practice in schools.
Mapping of seminal reports on good teachingJune 2012, Research Report
This review is one of a pair of reviews that collectively consider creating change in schools through workforce development, focusing on establishing the key features of 'good teaching'.
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.
Research tool-kit, Volume 2: The how-to guide from practical research for educationJanuary 2011, Professional Development
Gathering together nine articles in one volume for easy access, this Tool-kit is useful to teachers, educational researchers and education students, and to anyone interested in social sciences research.