NFER Research Insights Articles: 2015

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
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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 2015's articles 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.

In 2015, topics we tackled include:

  • The implications of the government's summer-born children policy, its potential impact on disadvantaged families and some alternatives.
  • A focus on the aspects that make for effective tests at primary school level – offering some key questions to ask when deciding upon your school's tests and assessments.
  • Research into how parents choose a school for their children and the implications this has for schools during admissions season.
  • One school's use of research to guide strategies to boost their pupils' communication and learning skills.
  • The preparations for the new Baseline Assessment at Reception; the principles of effective assessment.

A free PDF of all the articles from 2015 is now available to download for free.

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


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