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The Industrial Strategy: What does it mean for skills and...

Date: 01.08.2017

Following the release of the industrial strategy Green Paper this week, the Education Policy Institute’s Gerard Dominguez-Reig examines the government’s proposals for vocational education and skills.;The government released its...

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Trends in arts subjects in schools with increased EBacc...

Date: 01.08.2017

Trends in arts subjects in schools where English Baccalaureate entry has increased...

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The Education Act - Conditions for a Research-based...

Date: 01.08.2017

In 2010, the Swedish Parliament enacted [F1] a new education act that, among other aspects, stipulated education in primary and secondary schools must be based on research and proven experience. Such a legal requirement that would apply...

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`Elite` career-changers and their experience of initial...

Date: 01.08.2017

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Performance over professional learning and the complexity...

Date: 01.08.2017

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Refocusing Assessment

Date: 01.08.2017

Refocusing Assessment is a resource which provides a framework for school leaders and department heads to plan a coherent whole school approach to assessment that will support the learning of each and every student.;The resource is also...

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Career progression in further education and training sector

Date: 01.08.2017

In March 2017, NFER was commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and its membership body, the Society for Education and Training (SET), to support the development of, as well as analyse and report on, a survey of...

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Maths and physics teacher supply package

Date: 01.08.2017

Research report on DfE website;In March 2016, NFER and Sheffield Hallam Institute of Education were commissioned by the Department for Education and the National College for Teaching and Leadership to undertake an early process...

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Beginning teachers’ experiences of preparation &...

Date: 01.08.2017

Beginning Teacher (BT) attrition in the UK has been described as problematically high

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RCT and Process Evaluation of Code Clubs

Date: 01.08.2017

NFER completed a randomised controlled trial and process evaluation of Code Clubs between June 2015 and September 2016. Code Club UK is a nationwide network of after-school clubs for children aged 9-11 years, supported by volunteers,...

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Defining and collecting metrics on quality of school...

Date: 01.08.2017

Research report on the DfE website;This feasibility study examined whether it is possible to design and collect metrics to measure the quality of governance in the school system. The aims of the project were to;Establish a set of...

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Implementation of a Cooking Bus intervention to support...

Date: 01.08.2017

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Factors influencing active travel to primary and...

Date: 01.08.2017

This paper examines the factors associated with active travel to school on an average (typical) school day in Wales and contrasts these findings between primary and secondary school children. The analysis was based on data for 4206...

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How can school leaders establish evidence-informed...

Date: 01.08.2017

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Teacher retention

Date: 01.08.2017

This is the first factsheet published just prior to the 2017 United Kingdom General Election assessing teacher retention in England.;This briefing was written by Zoe Des Clayes of the National Foundation for Educational Research in...

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