Jude Hillary

Jude Hillary

Quantitative Research Director, NFER

Jude is the Quantitative Research Director at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). He is a very experienced statistician with 25+ years’ experience, most recently five years at the Department for Education (DfE), where he is on secondment to NFER from. Whilst at DfE, Jude was responsible for delivering their key data collections and data tools, which are used for funding, policy development and for school accountability. He was also DfE’s Head of Profession for Statistics.

While at NFER, Jude has led several quantitative research projects, including on the evolving nature of the school system; University Technical Colleges; and social selection in top comprehensives. He is also the principal investigator of a major new quantitative research project that NFER is taking forward on teacher retention and turnover, which is being funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Jude has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Applied Social Research.

Are University Technical Colleges working?

Skills 4

With continued debate surrounding the effectiveness of University Technical Colleges (UTCs) (see Sally DIcketts 4.4.17 in Schools Week http://schoolsweek.co.uk/utcs-are-not-an-educational-experiment-gone-wrong/), Jude Hillary will explore the latest evidence, based on new analysis of National Pupil Database and school performance data. This will include looking at the background and prior attainment of pupils attending UTCs, and the differences […]