Narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups: Overview and analysis of available datasets on vulnerable groups and the five ECM outcomesMarch 2008, Research Report
A comprehensive study to scope, map and assess national and other large datasets relating to the outcomes for vulnerable groups across the five Every Child Matters areas.
Supporting asylum seeker and refugee childrenMay 2007, Research Report
The CfBT Education Trust commissioned NFER and Northumbria University Disaster and Development Centre to undertake two complementary studies focusing on educational support for asylum seeker and refugee children.
The implementation of OLASS: An assessment of its impact one year on (Phase 3 report)December 2006, Research Report
This evaluation examined the impact of Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) on assessment of learners monitoring procedures information, advice and guidance.
Early intervention: Children at riskSeptember 2006, Research Report
This report examines the good practice and innovative approaches evident in the work of seven short listed authorities, including two Fire and Rescue Services.
The implementation of OLASS: Assessing its early impact and examining the key challenges. Phase 2 reportSeptember 2006, Research Report
This phase 2 report documents the main challenges associated with the implementation of the new Offenders’ Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) alongside interviewees’ suggestions for overcoming some of these barriers.
Minority ethnic pupils and Excellence in Cities: Final reportNovember 2005, Research Report
This report considers the background characteristics and attainment of minority ethnic pupils attending secondary schools in Excellence in Cities (EiC) areas, and examines the impact of EiC on these pupils.
The education of asylum seekers in Wales: Implications for LEAS and schoolsDecember 2004, Research Report
This report examines the kinds of educational provision made by Welsh Local Authorities and schools for asylum-seeker children.
Good practice in the provision of full-time education for excluded pupils (final report)July 2004, Research Report
This report presents the findings from a study into good practice in the provision of full-time education for pupils excluded from school for more than 15 consecutive days.
Evaluation of Excellence in Cities/Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant (EIC/EMAG)July 2004, Research Report
An evaluation of the EiCE/MAG Pilot Project, an initiative identifying target groups of students and running a wide range of programmes and activities aimed at raising achievement.
School phobia and school refusal: Research into causes and remediesNovember 2003, Research Report
The study, sponsored by the LGA, considered the causes of school phobia and school refusal and what LAs and schools can do to support affected pupils.
Evaluation of truancy sweep follow-ups: A summary of approaches used by seven LEAs and factors to consider when running a truancy sweepMay 2003, Research Report
The aim of this evaluation was to examine the follow-up processes of young people who have been stopped by a truancy sweep.
The education of children who are looked-afterMarch 1997, Research Report
This book describes what can be done to give educational support to young people who are in the care system, 'looked-after' by the local authority.
Child povertyJanuary 1940, 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.
NFER evidence on access and achievement of children in poverty in England: Research paper for Ofsted’s ‘Access and achievement in education 2013 review’January 1900, Policy Paper
NFER provided a background paper for Ofsted’s recent review of access and achievement in education, which contributed to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s report Unseen children: access and achievement 20 years on.