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Worth, Jack; Van den Brande, Jens – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
The research in this paper is the first large-scale quantitative study to look at teacher autonomy and its importance for retention in England. It finds that teacher autonomy is strongly correlated with job satisfaction, perceptions of workload manageability and intention to stay in the profession. It also finds that the average teacher has a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction
Straw, Suzanne – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
Over the past year, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has been undertaking research on T Levels focusing on providers' preparations for the delivery of the first T Levels in Digital, Construction, and Education and Childcare, which are being delivered from September 2020. The first research report and follow-up report have…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Readiness, Teacher Competencies, Barriers
Walker, Matt; Sharp, Caroline; Sims, David – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, England faced a considerable teacher recruitment and retention challenge. The last ten years have been characterised by insufficient numbers of new teachers joining the profession and an increasing proportion leaving the state sector, particularly in secondary schools. This research is designed to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Job Satisfaction, Teaching (Occupation)
Nelson, Julie; Sharp, Caroline – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on all areas of society, including education. On 20 March 2020, the British Government ordered all schools to close to all pupils, except vulnerable children and the children of keyworkers (such as those working in public health, transport and supplying food). National examinations were also cancelled. As a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Job Satisfaction, Teaching (Occupation)
Lucas, Megan; Nelson, Julie; Sims, David – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
On March 20th, 2020, the British Government ordered schools to close to the majority of pupils. This was a pivotal moment as the majority of pupils transitioned to learning remotely from home and schools had to adapt rapidly to this new way of teaching. With the majority of pupils not expected to return to the classroom until the autumn, remote…
Descriptors: School Closing, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Sharp, Caroline; Sims, David; Rutt, Simon – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
On May 10th, 2020 the Prime Minister announced a phased return of some children to school in England from June 1st. Schools have been closed to all but vulnerable and keyworker children since March 20th, meaning that most children have been educated at home for a period of 10 weeks, and some year groups are not expected to return to school until…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, School Closing, COVID-19
Julius, Jenna; Sims, David – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
When the British Government ordered all schools to close to the majority of pupils on March 20th, 2020, they were asked to provide on-site education for vulnerable pupils and the children of keyworkers (such as those working in public health, transport and supplying food). Since then, the level of school attendance for both vulnerable pupils and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics
Eivers, Eemer; Worth, Jack; Ghosh, Anusha – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
Since 20 March 2020, almost all school-aged children across the UK have been unable to attend school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exceptions are small numbers of vulnerable children and those whose parents are keyworkers. Schools have pivoted to remote delivery of learning using a variety of online and offline resources. This report adds to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Study, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
Worth, Jack; McLean, Dawson – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, England's school system was facing an increasingly severe challenge of recruiting enough trainees to initial teacher training (ITT) to meet growing teacher demand. The pandemic has had a number of impacts on the ITT sector and on teacher supply more broadly. This report highlights some of the main opportunities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Preservice Teacher Education
Sharp, Caroline; Nelson, Julie; Lucas, Megan; Julius, Jenna; McCrone, Tami; Sims, David – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact on all areas of society, including education. On 20 March 2020, schools closed their gates to all pupils apart from vulnerable pupils and children of keyworkers. In June, primary schools opened to selected year groups (Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6) and secondary schools invited pupils in Years 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Ghosh, Anusha; Worth, Jack – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
The recruitment, development and retention of teachers and school leaders is a crucial underpinning for a successful education system. Ensuring there are sufficient numbers of high-quality teachers employed in schools is necessary for the school system to deliver a high-quality education for all children and young people, particularly as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Teacher Supply and Demand, Secondary School Teachers
Worth, Jack – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
The recruitment, development and retention of teachers and school leaders is a crucial underpinning for a successful education system. However, England's school system faces a substantial and growing challenge of ensuring there are sufficient numbers of high-quality teachers employed in schools. Meeting this supply challenge is necessary for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Recruitment
Rutt, Simon – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
On May 10th, 2020 the Prime Minister announced a phased return of some children to school in England from June 1st. Schools had been closed to all but vulnerable and keyworker children since March 20th, meaning that most children have been educated at home for a period of 10 weeks, and some year groups are not expected to return to school until…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Job Satisfaction, Elementary Secondary Education
Burge, Bethan; Benson, Louise – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2020
Since its introduction in 2017, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has been contracted by Ofqual to develop, deliver and analyse the results of the National Reference Test (NRT) in English and maths. The NRT is administered annually and shows if student performance in English and maths at GCSE level has changed from year-to-year.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Language Tests, English
Straw, Suzanne; Sims, David; McCrone, Tami; Bradley, Eleanor – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2019
T Levels are a major part of the Government's reforms to strengthen England's skills system by improving vocational and technical education. These two-year technical programmes for young people aged 16 to 19 years will combine classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement. Each T Level will be equivalent to three A Levels. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Schools, Readiness
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