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Alongside our best practice section, Headteacher Update features regular news and news analysis articles to keep school leaders up-to-date with the latest policy and sector developments. Our news pieces attempt to tackle issues of direct relevance to primary school educators and offer something different to the mainstream media.





Nine homes by the age of nine...

The preliminary findings of a three-year study offer an insight into what it is like for children growing up in poverty. From multiple house moves to free school meal stigma and the often-prohibitive costs of education, the report offers key lessons for schools. Pete Henshaw takes a look











Ofsted reliability study is welcome – but limited

Ofsted’s first attempt at testing the reliability of inspection outcomes has yielded seemingly positive results. However, with notable limitations to the research, calls for an independent investigation into the reliability and validity of Ofsted judgements have become louder. Pete Henshaw reports






NUT-ATL merger decision due on March 22

Less than two weeks remain for teachers and support staff to cast their vote to decide whether a merger between the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) should go ahead.






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