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Headteacher Update's Research Insights articles, published with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas. The latest article focuses on the barriers to teacher recruitment and retention...

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 March 2018, looks at 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.

Other topics featured in this free PDF include:
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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