NFER Panel of School Leaders
In 2012, a Panel of School Leaders from England and Wales was established by NFER to inform its work towards helping improve the education and wellbeing of learners of all ages and to act as “critical friends” of NFER.
Members of the panel join small groups of NFER colleagues and professionals to help us shape our activities so they can make a difference. We recognise that school leaders are busy so we take account of this in our interactions and the extent of engagement is varied. Most interactions with the panel are held in one-to-one or in small group (online/telephone) meetings, although in the past we have also brought the group together face to face. A member of the NFER team also visits prospective and new panel members.
In the past the school leader panel has been involved in:
- The development of new products
- Advice on marketing campaigns
- Support on publications aimed at Head Teachers
- Early stage trialing of research instruments
- Web site development
- Trialling of new products and services.
Membership of the group is reviewed annually and we aim to retain a cross section of English and Welsh schools represented on the panel.
At present, we are not seeking additional members for the panel, but please keep an eye out for updates via our website or social media channels.