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.

Primary schools given hope on assessment

A consultation on primary assessment arrangements and a pledge of no new tests or assessments before 2018/19 have been welcomed as the ‘promise of light at the end of a long and very dark tunnel’

Breakfast club research show positive impact

Breakfast clubs that offer pupils in primary schools a free and nutritious meal before school can boost their reading, writing and maths results by the equivalent of two months’ progress over the course of a year.

Improve retention but limit pay rise to 1%, STRB told

“There remains a strong case for continued pay restraint in the public sector.” The message from education secretary Justine Greening to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) has been made abundantly clear.

Leaders revolt over assessment

The row over government reforms to the primary assessment regime has deepened after school leaders launched their own independent inquiry and called on ministers to carry out a ‘fundamental review’. Pete Henshaw reports

Music provision under threat?

Campaigners are worried that the focus on core subjects and government accountability priorities are hitting music provision in schools. Dorothy Lepkowska takes a look

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