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Parents’ views and experiences of childcare

Date: 01.08.2013

This report covers findings from a telephone survey among 1,000 parents of children aged under 15 in England. It was commissioned to inform the work of the joint Department for Education and Department for Work and Pensions commission on...

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Evidence to inform the childcare commission

Date: 01.08.2013

In June 2012, the Prime Minister announced a joint Department for Education and Department for Work and Pensions commission on childcare to look at how to reduce the costs of childcare and burdens on childcare providers in England. The...

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School food: headteachers’ and school senior...

Date: 01.08.2013

This report provides the results of a survey of primary and secondary school headteachers and senior managers, to examine their views on, and their school’s policies regarding, school food. The aim of the study was to provide evidence...

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NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: New...

Date: 01.08.2013

The DfE submitted two questions to NFER’s Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey in November 2012. The questions covered the awareness and impacts of the new Teachers’ Standards and appraisal regulations. They covered the topics: awareness of...

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Teacher voice omnibus: May 2013 survey - pupil behaviour

Date: 01.08.2013

Responses to questions DfE put to NFER ’s teacher voice omnibus survey in May 2013.

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Connecting children’s worlds: Creating a multilingual...

Date: 01.08.2013

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Evaluation of pupil premium

Date: 01.08.2013

Findings of an independent evaluation of how schools are spending the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly-funded schools in England to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

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Where have all the levels gone? The importance of a...

Date: 01.08.2013

Plans to dismantle the National Curriculum levels are integral to the latest round of educational reforms – heralding one of the most fundamental changes to England’s assessment system for many years. At the same time, greater...

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Teacher voice omnibus: March 2013 survey - mathematics...

Date: 01.08.2013

The Department for Education submitted six questions to NFER’s teacher voice omnibus survey in March 2013. The questions covered the following topics teachers’ A-level subject qualifications hours of time spent teaching in front of a...

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Mathematics specialist teacher (MaST) programme: evaluation

Date: 01.08.2013

Final report of the 3 year evaluation of the mathematics specialist teacher (MaST) programme.

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Why mathematics education needs whole-system, not...

Date: 01.08.2013

As students throughout the country receive their GCSE results this week, we argue in this paper that proposals to reform mathematics GCSEs run the risk of disengaging weaker students and exacerbating failure rates.;Despite much good...

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The independent evaluation of the pilot of the linked...

Date: 01.08.2013

This research was commissioned to evaluate the pilot of the linked pair of GCSEs in mathematics (MLP), which will run until December 2013. These research briefs summarise the interim findings from the fourth and fifth rounds of...

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Teacher Voice Omnibus May 2013 Survey: Pupil Behaviour

Date: 01.08.2013

The Department for Education submitted questions to the May 2013 NFER Teacher Voice omnibus survey which asked teachers about their perceptions of pupil behaviour, training and support in behaviour management, teacher powers and school...

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Spotting and supporting eating disorders in...

Date: 01.08.2013

Eating disorders have a high rate of onset in school-aged children. School staff are in an excellent position to spot the early warning signs and offer support during recovery. This article explores the findings from focus groups...

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Summer schools programme: impact on pupils

Date: 01.08.2013

This report forms part of an independent evaluation of the first year of the Department for Education’s summer schools programme for disadvantaged pupils. The main purpose of this initiative is to help those eligible for free school...

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