If you've ever tried navigating the DCSF website, you could be forgiven for feeling a little lost. The site contains a mass of useful reports, statistics, guidance and much more, but finding the information that you require is often a frustrating process.
There's also a good chance that you'd never stumble across the The Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS). These pages are aimed at anyone involved with the education of school age students, and bring together research on a wide range of subjects. The digests on this site are especially useful, as they collate different pieces of research on a topic and present it in a clear, understandable format. There is also a glossary of terms if you're puzzled by any of the terms that you come across, while the 'Resources' section serves as a collection of links to other educational research sites that you may find useful.
To keep up to date with new content that's added to the site, you can sign up to a monthly newsletter entitled Schools Research News which provides summaries of new publications and links to the full text where available. Additional features for the site are promised soon.