Research Insights 2017: Evidence-based best practice

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
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SecEd'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 secondary school leadership, teaching and education. You can download the latest articles from 2017 for free here.

The NFER and SecEd 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 September 2017, focuses on research into the impact that University Technical Colleges are having.

Other research topics featured on the Research Insights pages in 2017 and included in this free PDF are detailed below (this pdf also includes some relevant pieces published in 2016):
  • The influence that changes to accountability and problems in teacher supply have had on the time being allocated to the main secondary school subjects.
  • Life after levels in secondary schools, offering advice and resources to help schools develop their own effective and bespoke approaches to assessment.
  • What lessons we can schools and teachers learn from the PISA international rankings?
  • A look at the government's Apprenticeship reforms – we ask just how ready employers and providers are to deliver.
  • Teacher retention – offering insights into the factors that lead to higher teacher retention in a school and why teachers choose to leave the profession.
  • Academy conversion – research into whether academy status in itself can raise standards and outcomes in a school.

All our Research Insights seek to offer crucial, evidence-based advice to teachers and school leaders across a range of issues vital to successful secondary education and teaching. This PDF will be updated as more articles are published in the coming months.

Older Research Insights articles can be found on separate PDFs, also free to download and available from the Supplements page on the SecEd website. To date, 33 Research Insights articles have been published through our partnership with the NFER.


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