March 7th, 2011

Wolf Report recommends FSMQs

The Nuffield Foundation welcomes the recommendation of its Free Standing Mathematics Qualifications (FSMQs) in Professor Alison Wolf’s review of vocational education published on 3 March 2011.

February 22nd

February 7th

Why does wealth influence educational attainment?

Why do children from low income families leave school with lower levels of educational attainment than those from wealthier families? 

In 2008, less than one quarter of children from families eligible for free school meals left school with five or more GCSE's at grade C or above, compared to just over half of children from wealthier families. This attainment gap has begun to close over the last ten years, but it still remains large.

February 3rd

Impact of taxation on charities

The Charity Tax Group has published the first ever comprehensive study of the impact of taxation on charities. The Charity Tax Map was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and offers a comprehensive study of the interaction between the tax system and the voluntary sector, as well as detailed case studies of individual charities. 

The Charity Tax Map:

January 28th

Making mathematics engaging for all

Over I00 teachers and advisers met at Clothworkers’ Hall on 27 January 2011. Here is some of what they saw and heard.

FREE curriculum and CPD resources from  Nuffield Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP), Bowland Maths, and others

January 27th

Prime Minister says maths report 'extremely worthwhile'

Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, David Cameron described the Nuffield Foundation's comparative study of maths education in 24 different countries as 'extremely worthwhile'. 

His endorsement came in response to a question from Elizabeth Truss MP, who asked what the government is going to do to address the low levels of post-16 participation in mathematics education.  

January 20th

Action needed to protect outdoor science

A Government co-ordinated programme of teacher training in fieldwork is needed to promote a more effective and inspirational approach to outdoor science, according to a report published by the Association for Science Education (ASE)

January 19th

Teaching mathematical processes - free resources

FREE resources to support the teaching and assessment of key processes in mathematics in secondary schools.

20 Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP) activities require pupils to:
Represent a situation mathematically
Analyse data
Interpret and evaluate data
Communicate a chosen solution and reflect on its merits.

January 13th

Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Coordinator wins prestigious award

Professor David IsenbergProfessor David Isenberg, Arthritis Research UK’s Diamond Jubilee Professor of Rheumatology at University College London and Coordinator for the Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Collaborative Centre at UCL, has been<