Articles from National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

Urgent apprenticeship reform necessary to prevent disadvantaged young people suffering double Covid blow

@TheNFER have launched a new report: Putting Apprenticeships to Work for Young People which finds that the apprenticeship system in England requires urgent action to ensure disadvantaged young people interested in apprenticeships - and whose prospects have already been impacted by Covid - do not suffer a second educational blow, according to a new report by NFER. 

Why do Republic of Ireland students have higher reading scores than UK countries?

New @TheNFER research looks at reading policy in the Republic of Ireland to explain high performance in PISA  New research "Using PISA 2018 to inform policy: Learning from the Republic of Ireland" by the National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER) suggests that good links with the community, a stable policy environment and greater autonomy for schools, are some of the factors which contribute towards Republic of Ireland pupils having higher reading scores than UK countries.

New NFER report shows Covid-19 has increased anxiety and lower happiness among teachers

 New @TheNFER report shows Covid-19 has led to anxiety and lower happiness among teachers  A new report published today by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) shows that the first lockdown in March 2020 led to a decrease in the well-being of teachers – with a rise in distress, anxiety and lower levels of happiness and life satisfaction, compared to pre-pandemic levels. However, the new data highlights that the lower level of well-being among teachers was also experienced by similar individuals in other professions.

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.

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.

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