Supporting an evidence-informed approach to
classroom practice, professional development,
school improvement and education policy  

CPD/School improvement services for schools

School surveys - Gain feedback to structure improvements

Research in schools - Drive your action research projects

Self-Review Tool - Benchmark staff research engagement

Enquiring Schools - A high-impact CPD programme

NFER Research Mark - Obtain national accreditation

Resources - Information and guides to improve practice

Developing Young Researchers - Get your pupils involved

Blog posts

Carter, the College of Teaching and Claim Your College 

Is this the dawning of the Age of Evidence? 

Green shoots at the grass roots will grow a better profession 

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Latest news and events

Call for research evidence to be made more accessible to practitioners
One of a number of findings that emerged from an analysis of 83 teaching schools and a comparison group of 80 outstanding schools.
News release | Research report

Free Webinar: ‘How Research engaged is your teaching school alliance?’
In this 45 minute free webinar, NFER's Head of Enquiring Schools Gareth Mills shared knowledge on why and how engaging with research has helped schools.
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Current work

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Context is key, says NFER's review of technical education (article in InTuition)

Creating a research-engaged school: A guide for senior leaders

Teachers’ Use of Research Evidence: A case study of United Learning schools

The research journey (article in Headteacher Update)

Developing in-school research (Article in Sec Ed)

Publications and articles in this area...