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Pupil characteristic statistics updated

13 June 2024

National Statistics have released the latest data on school and pupil numbers and their characteristics. It combines information from the school census, school level annual school census, general hospital school…

Eight in 10 primary teachers in England spending own money to help pupils

12 June 2024

Almost a third (31%) of those who took part in the survey said they were seeing more hungry children in class, with 40% reporting an increase in pupils coming in…

Free CPD: Create & Sing, Create & Dance and Create & Design

11 June 2024

Introduce pupils to the world of singing, dance and design by bringing the Royal Ballet & Opera LIVE into your classroom! Primary Dance CPD Discover the building blocks of dance…

Signs of anxiety in pupils

10 June 2024

Young Minds have produced a useful resource for schools which explains what anxiety is and how to support a young person who is struggling with anxiety. The resource explains that…

Transition to year 7: Empowering and supporting autistic pupils

9 June 2024

The transition to year 7 can be particularly challenging for pupils with autism. How can primary schools help to prepare and support pupils? Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers some ideas and…

Encouraging literacy through music

8 June 2024

Maria Kay highlights the close relationship between music and literacy in the early years, and suggests simple rhythm games to help you develop children’s skills. Usha Goswami, a professor of…

How to identify ​‘red flag’ warnings when engaging with education research

7 June 2024

Leaders often report that their email inbox is bombarded with information about potential approaches and programmes to develop practice in their contexts. Being cautious and selective when identifying potential ​‘best bets’…

Stronger guidance and controls needed to protect children from screen time

6 June 2024

For young children, the benefits of screen time are significantly outweighed by the risks, a report by the Education Committee has found. The Education Committee publishes its report “Screen time:…

Podcast: Supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing

5 June 2024

In this episode Headteacher Update discuss a range of ideas and strategies for how primary schools can support the good mental health and wellbeing of their pupils – with practical tips…

Keeping Children Safe in Education for September 2024

4 June 2024

The DfE has now published the latest (for information) version of Keeping Children Safe in Education ready for September 2024. In a free video, specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall, talks about…

Performance management: Are you ready to change?

3 June 2024

From September, performance-related pay is a thing of the past and this presents us with a huge opportunity to think about CPD and appraisal in a creative and innovative way.…

Reading Webinar – focusing on recommendations 2 and 3 from the KS2 Literacy Report

2 June 2024

Andrew Wills, an Evidence Lead in Education for St. Matthew's and SLT at Welford Primary School is hosting a FREE webinar focusing on recommendations 2 and 3 from the KS2…