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Leadership of special schools: issues and challenges

Date: 01.08.2013

Explore how to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs both in mainstream and special schools.

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Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils: Key...

Date: 01.08.2013

Overview report | Research brief | Top tips;The Department for Education commissioned NFER and Ecorys to evaluate the implementation and early outcomes of the Summer Schools programme. The initiative aims to help disadvantaged pupils...

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Impact of deployment, bursary and professional partner...

Date: 01.08.2013

The National College for Teaching and Leadership issues a number of grants in support of schools becoming responsible for local leadership development. This research focuses on the following 3 grants National leaders of education (NLEs)...

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Evaluation of the Bracknell Forest Council Domestic Abuse...

Date: 01.08.2013

reason (the research, evaluation and analysis support network co-led by research in practice, research in practice for adults and NFER) has supported Bracknell Forest Council to evaluate its Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Service (DAPS). The...

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Impact of system leaders 2012

Date: 01.08.2013

This research reviews the impact of system leaders based on the performance of schools. It compares the performance outcomes of secondary schools supported by system leaders over 2 academic years, with those of a similar group of schools...

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An evaluation of Poetry Train, 2011-12

Date: 01.08.2013

Executive summary;Primary school pupils can have a very variable experience of poetry. This is partly attributable to a lack of confidence and knowledge among some teachers (e.g. Ofsted 2007). Poetry Train was a training programme...

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Report on research into maths and science teaching in the...

Date: 01.08.2013

Participants involved in the research explored the educational priorities and culture of schools visited in Shanghai through classroom observation discussion with principals, leadership teams, teachers, students and trainee teachers The...

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Evaluation of the Languages Support Programme in Teaching...

Date: 01.08.2013

Languages education in England faces a major challenge to raise the status of languages in the school curriculum and improve young people’s foreign language proficiency. The Languages Support Programme was delivered by the CfBT...

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Teaching schools: first among equals?

Date: 01.08.2013

This paper considers the antecedents, role and early development, and future of teaching schools as agents of change in our evolving pattern of schooling. The story is in three parts Evolution - traces the concept of teaching schools...

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Confident school leadership: an East Asian perspective

Date: 01.08.2013

In this short thinkpiece, Dr Ben Jensen examines the high-performing education systems of East Asia. He considers how these systems support the development of confident school leadership professions empower school leaders to make...

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Findings from research into the impact of non-teaching...

Date: 01.08.2013

NFER recently undertook a study to explore the impact of non-teaching Teach First ambassadors on the Teach First vision that no child’s educational success should be limited by their socio-economic background. Commissioned by Teach...

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Head teachers` experiences of school inspection under...

Date: 01.08.2013

This article focuses on head teachers` experiences of inspection under Ofsted`s revised school inspection framework, their views of its principles and its implications for school leaders and leadership. The article draws on findings from...

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Evaluation of the Phonics Screening Check: First Interim...

Date: 01.08.2013

Technical Appendices;NFER is currently undertaking an evaluation to identify and track the impacts of the phonics screening check. Commissioned by the Department for Education, this first interim report provides an overview of...

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Headteachers` readings of and responses to disadvantaged...

Date: 01.08.2013

Existing research demonstrates the impact of context on school organisation and management, curriculum and pedagogy and on student peer relations. New developments in English education policy will devolve more responsibility for dealing...

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Evaluation of the Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST)...

Date: 01.08.2013

NFER and SQW recently undertook a national evaluation of the Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) Programme. The aim of the programme is to provide each participating teacher or ‘MaST’ with a Masters-level programme of training and...

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