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

Ofsted signals focus on curriculum

Published: 09 January 2018

Chief inspector Amanda Spielman has praised the quality of the education system in Ofsted’s annual report, but with a new inspection framework looming the document also set out some clear priority areas...

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Treasury letter signals end of one per cent teacher pay cap

Published: 03 October 2017

In a letter to the School Teachers’ Review Body, the Treasury recognises that more pay flexibility ‘may be required’ in light of recruitment challenges. Pete Henshaw takes a look

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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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