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The Impact of the Summer Schools Programme on Pupils

Date: 01.08.2013

Research brief;This report presents the findings of the third and final phase of a research study commissioned by the Department for Education to evaluate their 2012 Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils (i.e. those eligible...

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Briefing and debriefing: Investigating the role of the...

Date: 01.08.2013

Although effective group work approaches have been established within research, such methodologies may be difficult for teachers to utilise, as group work remains under-researched in UK secondary schools. This paper examines whether...

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Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils:...

Date: 01.08.2013

Key findings | 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 (i.e....

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Can Early Careers Teachers Be Teacher Leaders? A Study of...

Date: 01.08.2013

The most recent decade has seen a major growth in interest in teacher leadership, but there is limited research on the extent to which early career teachers can take on teacher leadership roles. In this article we explore this question...

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Effectiveness of school-based life-skills and alcohol...

Date: 01.08.2013

NFER has undertaken a review of UK and international academic literature, on behalf of Alcohol Research UK, to explore: the impact of school-based alcohol education/life-skills programmes (on young people’s knowledge of alcohol,...

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Newly qualified teachers: annual survey 2013

Date: 01.08.2013

Responses from NQTS who successfully completed their initial teacher training in England during the 2011 to 2012 academic year. NQTs were asked to assess the quality of their initial teacher training in a number of areas tell us about...

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School leadership evidence review: using research...

Date: 01.08.2013

It is recognised as increasingly important to use research evidence across a range of contexts to inform professional practice help make organisational decisions It has a useful role in informing practice in schools and can contribute to...

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Top tips for running a successful summer school

Date: 01.08.2013

Overview report | Key findings;The Department for Education`s Summer Schools programme provides funding for schools to help disadvantaged pupils (those eligible for free school meals and those looked after continuously for more than six...

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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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