July 9th

Robert Street appointed Director of Justice

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Robert Street as Director of Justice. Robert will lead our work in Justice, which together with Education and Welfare, forms the three core domains of our research funding. 

The research we fund in our Justice domain aims to facilitate evidence-based changes in the justice system to help improve outcomes for people who are seeking to resolve legal problems, particularly those who are vulnerable.

July 2nd

Government reforms are failing to tackle education inequality

Two-thirds of head teachers believe that inequalities between schools are becoming wider as a result of current government policy, according to a new ‘state of the nation’ report by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

The four-year study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, evaluated the government’s ‘self-improving school-led system’, which has become an overarching narrative for education policy since 2010, making schools more autonomous and accountable for their own improvement.

June 22nd

‘Big money’ cases give distorted view of divorce settlements

A new briefing paper funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found that high profile, ‘meal ticket for life’ cases have given a distorted view of final settlements in divorces.

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.