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30 January 2019
Differences in infants’ processing of visual and auditory information related to socio-economic status are already discernible by 6-7 months of age, according to new Nuffield-funded research from the University of East London (UEL). ...
29 January 2019
New Nuffield-funded research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) shows that cuts to support mean 1.3 million more low-income households get a council tax bill, but a quarter of the extra tax due is not paid. In 2013, support for low-income...
28 January 2019
Today the Department for Education (DfE) has published its Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, which sets out to address the teacher supply challenges facing the teaching profession. With rising pupil numbers, shortfalls in the number of...
24 January 2019
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have collaborated with teachers and pupils to develop practical strategies for the teaching and learning of evolution. Emeritus Professor Terry Russell and Dr Linda McGuigan worked with schools across the...
21 January 2019
The Nuffield Foundation has awarded funding to Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) to investigate the feasibility of a new mathematics GCSE curriculum for post-16 resit students. The aim of this new project is to start a fresh...
18 January 2019
Later this month, the Nuffield Foundation is convening a seminar on Living in a state of flux: how pay insecurity affects the choices and living standards of low income families. The nature of employment is changing. Secure, life-long employment is...
17 January 2019
Childcare workers suffer real terms pay losses of 5% since 2013 – in stark contrast to a 2.5% rise amongst the female working population, according to new Nuffield-funded research from the Education Policy Institute (EPI).  The new...
09 January 2019
Parents and carers who regularly read with small children are giving them a language advantage of eight months, Nuffield-funded research from the University of Newscastle shows.  Led by James Law, Professor of Speech and Language Sciences, a...
14 December 2018
The Nuffield Foundation launches call for applications for research into musculoskeletal conditions. Over the next 10 years the Nuffield Foundation will dedicate up to £12.5m for research into musculoskeletal conditions, with up to £6....
11 December 2018
A £36k lifetime cap on care costs for older people would cost £3.6 billion by 2035. Rolling out a minimum level of social care to all older people with high needs and limited resources would cost a similar amount, according to new...
10 December 2018
A  new approach to data visualisation in children's social care has been developed by Coram and The Alan Turing Institute, with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. The project was also supported by the Rees Centre at the University of...
07 December 2018
There are extreme inequalities between ethnic groups in the proportions of children being looked after in care in England, according to new Nuffield-funded research.  ‘White British’ children are ten times more likely to be in care...
05 December 2018
Building a high-quality maths teaching workforce in Further Education (FE) requires a better understanding of career pathways, differentiated high-quality initial training and more subject-specific professional development, new research shows. The...
03 December 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed the first board members to lead the strategic development of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) work for...
29 November 2018
Having no sense of belonging or perceiving your local community to be unfriendly could be as bad for your health as living in a ‘deprived’ neighbourhood, according to new UCL-led research. Researchers from UCL, the University of...
27 November 2018
The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, CoramBAAF and the Family Justice Council are to work together to address pressing questions about Special Guardianship. The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has commissioned Coram BAAF to undertake a rapid...
22 November 2018
The quality of reading materials and approach to teaching are linked to foreign language attainment in young people, according to new Nuffield-funded research from Oxford's Department of Education.  The study suggests that the current...
20 November 2018
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent body funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the MRC, has today published a new briefing note highlighting the ethical issues that can arise when patients and doctors wish to use...
14 November 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Sir James Munby as Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. The Nuffield Foundation is establishing the Observatory to support the best possible decisions for children by improving the use of data and...
14 November 2018
A new study announced today by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) will find out if an early language teaching programme which is delivered at home for 20 minutes each day can improve young people's language and literary skills.  The...