Articles from National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

Cost of missed learning has been greater for some year groups

New analysis published today (14 Jul) by the National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER) has highlighted differences in the cost of lost learning during the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for certain year groups to receive additional targeted support next academic year.

NFER PISA 2018 reports on wellbeing and disadvantage

@TheNFER analysis of wellbeing of 15-year-olds reveals strength of personal relationships and a sense of belonging key The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has today published two reports, based on further analysis of the PISA 2018 study, looking at the wellbeing of 15-year-old pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and exploring the differences between disadvantaged pupils who do well in reading, maths and science and those who do not.

NFER launches report on schools' responses to Covid-19 pandemic

Today (1 Sept) the National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER) has published a new report highlighting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s learning and the challenges schools face in reopening to all pupils. 

90% teachers believe students are doing less work than they would usually expect

A new report published by National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER) highlights significant differences in pupils’ level of engagement with #RemoteLearning.

Significant work is needed to raise awareness and understanding of #TLevels amongst young people and parents

More awareness still needed of new T Level qualifications Significant work is needed to raise awareness and understanding of T Levels amongst young people and parents/carers for the programmes to succeed, advises the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).


Ahhh, another new school year has begun. It is a time of great excitement for pupils after returning from their summer holidays and seeing friends again. For teachers, refreshed and recharged, there is much enthusiasm and promise about what they can achieve for their new pupils in the year ahead. For many school leaders, there is hope, not least that this year will be better than the last.  

New report highlights that some of the most deprived schools require additional support now, to meet the costs of Covid-19

A new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER), reveals that there are a number of schools, which are disproportionately likely to be from deprived areas, who will be unable to meet the costs of the pandemic from the funding they receive from government.

Report highlights lack of improvement in pay and employment conditions of school science technicians

A new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER), commissioned by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Gatsby Foundation, reveals that there has been no significant improvement in the pay and employment conditions of school science technicians over the past decade.

Schools unprepared to act on attainment differences say a third of teachers

Lockdown has widened the attainment gap for disadvantaged students, says two-thirds of teachers, new research from @RenLearnUK found  New research from Renaissance, which creates educational software tools to improve outcomes and accelerate learning, reveals the majority of Head Teachers and school teachers (63%) think lockdown has made the attainment gap greater.

Good Support For #TLevels But Still Room For Improvement Say Training Providers

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has today issued a snapshot report exploring how provider organisations are preparing to deliver the first three T Level qualifications in Digital, Construction and Education and Childcare across England from September 2020.

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