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07 December 2022 New interactive dashboard offers insights into local and national teacher workforce challenges
A new data dashboard, created by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, draws on data from the School Workforce Census as well as other sources of published data such as school-level expenditure and provider-level Initial Teacher Training (ITT) data.
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01 December 2022 NFER review sheds light on impact of Covid-19 on young people’s mental health and wellbeing
A study reviewing evidence on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health and wellbeing has been published by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).
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01 December 2022 Jack Worth statement on the publication of the DfE's Census data
“Today’s initial teacher training (ITT) data reveals that not enough teachers are entering teacher training across a large range of secondary subjects to meet the need for future teachers.
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29 November 2022 NFER statement on the EPI’s digital skills report
Commenting on the Education Policy Institute’s (EPI) digital skills report, NFER Research Director, Dr Lisa Morrison Coulthard, said: “The EPI report highlights some important and concerning issues in relation to the current digital skills mismatch. Insights from our Skills Imperative 2035 research programme indicate that there is not only an immediate need to address these shortages, but an even more pressing need to ensure that there is evidence-based long-term planning to meet future skills demands.  “Our research pinpoints the growing recognition for a ‘new breed of digital and essential employment skills’, and that specialist digitally trained professionals are expected to be one of the fastest growing roles. Evidence from our recently published labour market projections estimate a high-level of demand for advanced digital skills, as digitally related occupations will grow considerably by 2035, specifically for programmers and software development professions, IT business analysts, architects, and system designers.  “Alongside literacy and numeracy, basic digital skills will be essential for young people to flourish in the labour market of the future, as well as other employment skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity and resilience.”  
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24 November 2022 Disadvantage attainment gap remains wide after pandemic – reading skills particularly affected
New evidence shows schools continue to face big challenges supporting socio-economically disadvantaged and low attaining pupils because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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