Vulnerable groups

SpringBoard Impact Assessment: Year 3
SpringBoard Impact Assessment: Year 3
Suzanne Straw, Susie Bamford and Kerry Martin November 2016, Research Report

Report presenting the findings of the first three years of the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation evaluation. The evidence shows that SpringBoard is positively transforming the lives of pupils placed in boarding school, as well as achieving wider impacts



Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
Shona Macleod, Caroline Sharp, Daniele Bernardinelli et al November 2015, Research Report

Analysis of English school performance data investigating the role of school characteristics, strategies and implementation approaches in raising disadvantaged pupils’ attainment.



Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils: Briefing
Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils: Briefing
Caroline Sharp, Shona Macleod, Daniele Bernardinelli et al November 2015, Practical Guide

This briefing for school leaders summarises strategies used by the most successful schools in supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. It is based on national research conducted for the DfE.



SpringBoard Impact Assessment Year 2
SpringBoard Impact Assessment Year 2
Suzanne Straw November 2015, Research Report

This report presents the findings of the second year of the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation evaluation. Evidence shows that the scheme is having a positive impact on pupils.



SpringBoard Impact Assessment Year 1
SpringBoard Impact Assessment Year 1
Emily Buchanan, Eleanor Stevens and Suzanne Straw February 2015, Research Report

Evaluation of The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation (SpringBoard) between 2013 and 2018. This interim and summary report presents the findings of the first year of the evaluation.



The Impact of the Summer Schools Programme on Pupils
The Impact of the Summer Schools Programme on Pupils
Kerry Martin, Caroline Sharp and Palak Mehta June 2013, Research Report

This report presents the findings of the third and final phase of a research study commissioned by the DfE to evaluate their 2012 Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils.



OCC School Exclusions Inquiry: Perspectives of teaching staff and other professionals
OCC School Exclusions Inquiry: Perspectives of teaching staff and other professionals
Richard White, Emily Lamont and Helen Aston April 2013, Research Report

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) commissioned NFER to investigate teachers’ and non-teaching professionals’ views and experiences of inequalities in exclusion from school and illegal exclusion practises.



NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: School exclusions
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: School exclusions
Robert Smith, Helen Aston and Katie Pyle December 2012, Omnibus/Panel Survey

NFER Teacher Voice omnibus survey investigated teachers’ understanding of exclusions policy and practice in schools in England for the OCC, as part of their Inquiry into School Exclusions.



Targeting children's centre services on the most needy families
Targeting children's centre services on the most needy families
Pippa Lord, Clare Southcott and Caroline Sharp December 2011, Research Report

This research aims to provide local authority early years’ and children’s services leaders, and children’s centre managers with evidence of how children’s centre services are targeting the most disadvantaged families.



Teaching approaches that build resilience to extremism among young people
Teaching approaches that build resilience to extremism among young people
David Kerr and Joe Bonnell August 2011, Practical Guide

This is a guide to the key ingredients of teaching approaches and interventions that are effective in building resilience to extremism among young people.



Teaching approaches that help to build resilience to extremism among young people
Teaching approaches that help to build resilience to extremism among young people
Joe Bonnell, Phil Copestake, David Kerr et al May 2011, Research Report

This report presents the findings from a large-scale, in-depth research study into teaching methods - knowledge, skills, teaching practices and behaviours - that help to build resilience to extremism.



Positivity in practice: Approaches to improving perceptions of young people and their involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour
Positivity in practice: Approaches to improving perceptions of young people and their involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour
Kerry Martin, Ruth Hart, Shona Macleod and Kay Kinder June 2010, Research Report

This NFER study highlights the approaches that LAs and partner organisations are undertaking to improve perceptions of young people in their communities, especially in relation to crime and anti-social behaviour.



An analysis of youth offending teams' inspection reports
An analysis of youth offending teams' inspection reports
Shona Macleod, Jennifer Jeffes, Richard White and George Bramley June 2010, Research Report

This study into Youth Offending Teams examined evidence from inspection reports, Annual Performance Assessments of Services for Children and Young People, and National Performance Indicator data on youth offending issues.



Improving educational outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils: What works?
Improving educational outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils: What works?
Anne Wilkin, Chris Derrington, Brian Foster et al October 2009, Research Report

Case studies were undertaken in ten secondary schools, five primary schools and five alternative education provisions with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils on roll that completed a survey in 2007.



Child poverty
Child poverty
Julia Waldman, Gill Bielby, Julie Nelson and Rebekah Wilson September 2009, Research Report

This review aims to provide a clearer understanding of the development, implementation and evaluation of whole-area child poverty strategies focuses on three aspects of strategy development.



Narrowing the gap in outcomes: What is the relationship between leadership and governance?
Narrowing the gap in outcomes: What is the relationship between leadership and governance?
Pippa Lord, Kerry Martin, Mary Atkinson and Holly Mitchell June 2009, Research Report

This report sets out the overlapping features of effective leadership and of effective governance for narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups.



Young people, crime and public perceptions: A review of the literature
Young people, crime and public perceptions: A review of the literature
Karen Halsey and Richard White February 2009, Research Report

NFER conducted a literature review which sought to examine the relationship between actual levels of youth crime and the public’s perception of youth crime.



Improving the outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils: Literature review
Improving the outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils: Literature review
Anne Wilkin, Chris Derrington and Ben Foster February 2009, Research Report

This literature review represents one strand of a study funded by the DCSF focusing on the issues faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils.



Ensuring all disabled children and young people and their families recieve services that are sufficiently differentiated to meet their diverse needs
Ensuring all disabled children and young people and their families recieve services that are sufficiently differentiated to meet their diverse needs
Julia Waldman, Pauline Wade, Marian Morris et al February 2009, Research Report

This report presents an overview of findings from a study which set out to establish whether services are sufficiently differentiated to meet the needs of disabled children and their families.



Improving the wellbeing of disabled children through early years interventions
Improving the wellbeing of disabled children through early years interventions
Kerry Martin, Anne Wilkin, Marian Morris et al February 2009, Research Report

This scoping study focuses on improving the wellbeing of disabled children up to the age of eight and their families by increasing the quality and range of early years interventions.



Narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups - the messages that matter...to narrow the gaps
Narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups - the messages that matter...to narrow the gaps
Julia Waldman December 2008, Research Summary

This overview captures the key messages from data and research findings obtained from the Narrowing the Gap research review work completed by NFER between June 2007 and August 2008.



An exploration of training and support issues for those working with children, young people and families from Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities
An exploration of training and support issues for those working with children, young people and families from Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities
Anne Wilkin, Kay Kinder, Kerry Martin et al December 2008, Research Report

This research project was commissioned by the Children's Workforce Development Council to explore the range of issues around working with Travellers, Irish Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and Showpeople.



Approaches to Working with Children, Young People and Families for Traveller, Irish Traveller, gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities - a Literature Review
Approaches to Working with Children, Young People and Families for Traveller, Irish Traveller, gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities - a Literature Review
Mark Robinson and Kerry Martin December 2008, Research Report

This research project was commissioned by the Children's Workforce Development Council to explore the range of issues around working with Travellers, Irish Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and Showpeople.



Narrowing the gap in outcomes: Further overview of data and evidence on the ECM outcomes for vulnerable groups. Progress report and update
Narrowing the gap in outcomes: Further overview of data and evidence on the ECM outcomes for vulnerable groups. Progress report and update
Marian Morris and Claire Easton November 2008, Research Report

This report is the third in a series of Narrowing the Gap reports and provides both a progress report and updated information on the two main aims of the study.



Narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups: A review of the research evidence
Narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups: A review of the research evidence
Sally Kendall, Iain Springate, Megan Jones et al March 2008, Research Report

The review aimed to underpin the Narrowing the Gap Programme, a major development programme being implemented by the LGA and the DCSF.



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