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National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)


  • Organization TypeFoundation, Institute
  • Staff101-250
  • Founded1946
NFER is the leading independent provider of education research and insights, working to create an excellent education for all children and young people. Their objectives are to be: influential in driving education policy and practice at the heart of supporting and delivering ‘evidence-based education’ a company capable of generating new and creative insights based on robust evidence a flourishing and growing business that can invest in the evidence base a team of creative, skilled and committed staff, who are confident in their work and constantly look outwards to build relationships and make an impact. NFER offers a unique combination of qualities 1) Their independence NFER is the leading provider of independent education evidence. They combine their own evidence with that of others to offer an unbiased expert voice. They are a not-for-profit organisation that is not aligned to any other company or institution. 2) A trusted and expert voice in education Through expert researchers and extensive knowledge of education and assessment, they aspire to offer a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities in education. Their insights are relevant and accessible, and inform policy and practice across the world. 3) The breadth of their activities  The breadth of their work enables us to have a systemic view of the education system, linking together evidence from different areas to give a wider perspective. 4) Their connections NFER draws on trusted relationships and works with a range of influential organisations, from government departments to employers and from school leaders and teachers to parents. 5) A focus on outcomes NFER’s aim is to create an excellent education for all children and young people. They continually work to develop ways to help improve pupil performance, teaching and assessment using their evidence from research.

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  • International Business Development Manager
    United Kingdom
  • Senior Economist, International Education
    United Kingdom
  • Researcher/Research Manager - International Education
    United Kingdom
  • International Education Research Director / Senior Research Manager
    United Kingdom

Staff at National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) have experience in


  • research & development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • economic policy
  • community participation / employment


  • colombia
  • mozambique
  • ethiopia
  • ireland
  • kenya


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience

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Company Offices
  • (headquarters)
  • The Mere Upton Park Slough