How to close the vocabulary gap

The best way to tackle the disadvantage gap in the early years and throughout primary school is to improve children’s literacy and language skills. Matt Bromley offers some practical strategies and interventions

Editorial Comment: Facing our challenges

The challenges facing schools are varied, including recruitment, funding and impending inspection reform. Andy Mellor considers these issues, but also calls on colleagues to remain optimistic
Best Practice

Supporting EAL pupils

Two resources are published aimed at supporting pupils with English as an additional language ...

Knowledge Bank

Excellence in SEN

Welcome to Headteacher Update’s 2018 SEN supplement. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEN ...



What is the biggest challenge facing primary schools?

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VOTE Pupil Behaviour (6%)

VOTE Government Policy (42%)

VOTE Curriculum Reform (0%)

VOTE Safeguarding (1%)

VOTE Teacher Retention (14%)

VOTE Teacher Recruitment (1%)

VOTE Other (1%)

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