NFER Research Insights: 2018

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Headteacher Update's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to primary school leadership and education. Download the latest articles from 2018 for free here.

The NFER and Headteacher Update Research Insights articles offer a wealth of evidence-based, best practice and advice covering a range of whole-school and classroom issues.

The latest article, published in November 2018, looks at what the evidence says about reading and literacy, specifically the impact that choosing to read, can have on children's literacy development and the role it should play in the curriculum.

Other topics featured in this free PDF include:
  • How we can best collect and utilise assessment data in our primary schools to raise pupil progress and outcomes.
  • The most recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and what we can learn from the key findings from England and Northern Ireland.
  • The NFER's on-going research into teacher recruitment and retention issues, including the factors that lead teachers to leave or stay in the profession.
  • The use of research in schools and the factors that make teachers' research engagement effective.
  • The impact that after-school coding clubs can have on pupils' learning, teaching in schools and other vital areas.
  • Forthcoming OECD research in England into early learning experiences and their connections with pupil wellbeing.
  • How schools can develop their own bespoke approaches to pupil assessment and a new free resource to support school leaders in reviewing and reshaping primary school assessment.

All our Research Insights seek to offer crucial, evidence-based advice to primary school leaders across a range of issues vital to successful primary education and teaching.

Research Insights articles are published in every edition of Headteacher Update and PDFs of articles from 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 are also available from the Supplements section of this website.

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