Teaching and pedagogy

DfE consultation - Strengthening QTS and Improving Career Progression for Teachers
DfE consultation - Strengthening QTS and Improving Career Progression for Teachers
National Foundation for Educational Research March 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 3
Teacher retention and turnover research - Research update 3
Susan Bamford and Jack Worth December 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 education
Character education
Amanda Taylor April 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 Frontline
Evidence for the Frontline
Pippa Lord, David Sims, Richard White and Palak Roy March 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 collection
Response to Welsh government consultation on workforce data collection
National Foundation for Educational Research March 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 2016
Wellcome Trust Teacher Voice Questions - February 2016
Jack Tattersall and Wellcome Trust June 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 2015
Teacher Voice Questions for DfE - June 2015
Jennie Harland, Anneka Dawson, Adam Rabiasz and David Sims December 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 2014
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - November 2014
Suzanne Straw, Anneka Dawson and David Sims July 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 Primary
Tutor Trust Primary
Emily Buchanan, Jack Worth and Helen Aston July 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 Secondary
Tutor Trust Secondary
Emily Buchanan, Jo Morrison, Matthew Walker et al July 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 lessons
Academies: time to learn the lessons
Jack Worth May 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 routes
The costs and benefits of initial teacher training routes
Rebecca Allen, Chris Belfield, Ellen Greaves et al November 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 2014
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - March to June 2014
Kelly Kettlewell, Sarah Lynch, David Sims et al November 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 Evidence
Teachers’ Use of Research Evidence
Michelle Judkins, Oliver Stacey, Tami McCrone and Matthew Inniss July 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 school
Creating a research-engaged school
NFER and United Learning July 2014, Practical Guide





Partnership working in small rural primary schools
Partnership working in small rural primary schools
Robert Hill, Kelly Kettlewell and Jane Salt May 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 Policy
Evaluation Policy
NFER March 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 change
Evidence in the classroom needs system-wide change
Ben Durbin and Julie Nelson January 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 summary
Key competence development in school education in Europe: KeyCoNet's review of the literature: a summary
Rose Cook and Harriet Weaving June 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 Regulations
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: New Teachers’ Standards and Appraisal Regulations
Emily Lamont and Katie Pyle March 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 activity
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: Understanding union membership and activity
Rob Ager and Katie Pyle January 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?
What leads to positive change in teaching practice?
Sarah Maughan, David Teeman and Rebekah Wilson 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 teaching
Mapping of seminal reports on good teaching
Naomi Rowe, Anne Wilkin and Rebekah Wilson June 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 development
Making the links between teachers' professional standards, induction, performance management and continuing professional development
Matthew Walker, Jennifer Jeffes, Ruth Hart et al January 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 education
Research tool-kit, Volume 2: The how-to guide from practical research for education
Alison Lawson January 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.



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