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

If you want to learn, ask a teacher
The third and final part of our evidence-informed policymaking blog series looks at the importance of stakeholders.
Blog post | 10 July 2017

Employer engagement in education: opportunities and challenges
Over two days the Festival of Education and the Festival of Skills brought together the very best of education’s most forward thinking advocates and educators in workshops, speaking sessions and activities. David Sims and Suzanne Straw drew on the extensive portfolio of work in this area to highlight some of the key opportunities in skills development.
Read more | 3 July 2017

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Current work

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Evidence for the Frontline

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...