December 15th

Why the UK needs fair jobs for dads

Employment law for parents should be overhauled, starting with three months’ well-paid “daddy leave”, according to a new study from the Fatherhood Institute entitled Cash or carry.

Cash or carry is based on the most comprehensive review ever undertaken in Britain of decades of research into the roles of fathers in families, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Major study into older Scots set to inform and shape policy

A new landmark study conducted by the University of Stirling will empower policymakers to improve the lives of Scotland’s older population by providing them with a comprehensive insight into the economic, health and social circumstances of people over 50.

December 7th

Improve job satisfaction to stop teachers quitting the classroom

New research funded by the Nuffield Foundation indicates that improved job satisfaction is the main driver for teachers who leave the profession.

December 1st

Ian Hanham appointed Director of Finance and Information Systems

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Hanham as Director of Finance and Information Systems. Ian will join the Foundation on 4 January and will lead our finance strategy, operations, and information systems.

Young people’s subject choices - influences and impact

What influences students’ decisions about subject choice at school? And what impact do these choices have on their access to higher education?

The Nuffield Foundation hosted a seminar which discussed what the research evidence can tell us about how students make decisions about which subjects to study, and the impact those choices have on their outcomes.

November 29th

Recessions have a lasting impact on employment and pay of young adults – but parents can provide an important safety net

A new report, published today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, shows that leaving education when the economy is weak can have lasting effects on your pay and employment – even once the wider economy has returned to normal. However, young adults’ own pay and employment are not all that matters for their living standards: both the tax and benefit system and parental incomes can cushion the blow for many.

Key findings of the research include:

Four in ten children will be identified as SEND at some stage during their time at school

The Nuffield Foundation is funding the Education Policy Institute to undertake an investigation into how the system for identifying children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) works in England. 

Too many deaf children are still failing to learn to read, says new study

Research identifies urgent need for the implementation of specialist interventions to improve the reading skills of deaf children

The British education system is neglecting the needs of severely and profoundly deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research from City, University of London.

November 22nd

Response to the 2017 budget announcement on Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Today the government have announced the creation of a new advisory body, with the intention to enable safe, ethical and ground-breaking innovation in AI and data-driven technologies. This Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation will work with government, regulators and industry to lay the foundations for AI adoption.

November 17th

Seminar: Young people’s subject choices - influences and impact

What influences students’ decisions about subject choice at school? And what impact do these choices have on their access to higher education?

The Nuffield Foundation is hosting a seminar to discuss what the research evidence can tell us about how students make decisions about which subjects to study, and the impact those choices have on their outcomes.