Research Insights: Free evidence-based best practice 2017

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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.

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 articles are available as a free pdf download.The latest articles are available as a free pdf download.

The latest article, published in November 2017, looks at the impact that after-school coding clubs can have on pupils' learning, teaching in schools and other vital areas.


Other topics featured in this free PDF include:

  • 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.
  • A look at the emerging role of executive headteacher. What are the duties and skills of the growing number of executive headteachers and the strategic purpose of this role?
  • A focus on two international comparison reports analysing science and maths performance in England and Northern Ireland at primary level – and the lessons we can learn from these studies.
  • Teacher retention, drawing on new research showing why teachers choose to quit teaching and the "protective factors" that help to keep them engaged, motivated and at the chalkface.

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 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 are also available from the Supplements section of this website.


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