June 21st

Number games make maths fun for preschool children

Estimation games to help nurseries and parents improve pre-schoolers’ skills and confidence have been developed by a Nuffield-funded project at Kingston University. 

A series of number games proven to boost preschool children’s confidence and ability in maths in just five weeks has been produced for nurseries and parents by a leading child psychologist from Kingston University.

June 19th

Disadvantaged students hit hardest by maths teacher shortages

Secondary school pupils in the most disadvantaged schools are being hit hardest by England’s maths teacher shortages, according to new evidence from the Nuffield Foundation.

Economy, Society, and Public Policy - new units launched

The CORE project has launched beta versions of the next four units of the Economy, Society and Public Policy (ESPP) e-book, which have been funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

June 13th

Sector-led Review of the 'care crisis' launches today

The Nuffield-funded Review confirms there is a crisis in Children’s Social Care and Family Justice Sector and sets out 20 options for change.

June 12th

Poorer children are less likely to benefit from free nursery places

Free nursery places disproportionately benefit children from higher income families, according to a new research paper from Nuffield-funded researchers at LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE). 

June 11th

NHS is failing new mothers and babies by ignoring fathers

The NHS is failing to provide the 'family-centred' antenatal, maternity or health visitor services required by its own rules and desired by parents, according to a new Nuffield-funded survey of new fathers by the Fatherhood Institute

June 6th

Mark Franks appointed Director of Welfare

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Mark Franks as Director of Welfare. Mark will lead the development of the Foundation’s welfare research portfolio and contribute to the organisation’s strategic direction as part of the senior management team. He will join the Foundation on 25 June from the Office of Manpower Economics where he is Chief Economist.

June 4th

The ‘self-improving school-led system’ – evaluating the changes, exploring implications

The Nuffield Foundation is convening a seminar to discuss findings from a research project exploring the ways in which schools in England have interpreted and begun to respond to the ‘self-improving school-led system’ (SISS) policy agenda. The seminar will be Chaired by The Rt Hon the Baroness Morris of Yardley. 

May 22nd

Government’s grammar school funding won’t improve children’s outcomes

Grammar school pupils do not gain any advantage over children who do not attend a grammar school by age 14, according to a new Nuffield-funded study from UCL.

April 26th

Nuffield Foundation appoints team to deliver development phase of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed a team led by Professor Karen Broadhurst at Lancaster University to deliver the development phase of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. The Observatory will support the best possible decisions for children by improving the use of data and research evidence in the family justice system in England and Wales.