headteacher update

Headteacher Update is the only magazine delivered directly to every primary school headteacher in the UK. It is published six times a year, at the beginning of each term and half-term, to keep headteachers up-to-date with everything going on in primary education. Headteacher Update is available free as a print edition to primary school headteachers and is further supported by a monthly bulletin available free to anyone who registers an interest.

Headteacher Update is written by its own team of writers and education journalists, supported by contributions from leading figures in UK education and from practising and experienced headteachers, senior leaders and teachers.


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headteacher update articles

Increasing numbers of children are not ready for school

Published: 14 September 2017

From speech and language problems to social and emotional issues, increasing numbers of children are arriving at primary school not ready to learn. Pete Henshaw looks at the findings of new research into the causes of this growing problem

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Concern that schools are not preparing for new rules on personal data

Published: 04 July 2017

The General Data Protection Regulations are the ‘biggest change in 25 years’ to how organisations must manage personal data, but only a fifth of schools are aware of the May 2018 deadline. Pete Henshaw reports

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Fears that Ofsted’s 15-day plan will add to school inspection burden

Published: 20 June 2017

Planned changes to the short inspections of ‘good’ schools could see a wait of up to two weeks if HMI decide that a conversion to full inspection is required. Pete Henshaw takes a look

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School leaders vent their anger on funding

Published: 11 May 2017

The recent annual conference of the National Association of Head Teachers was dominated by discussions over school funding. Dorothy Lepkowska reports

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