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.

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

What next after the end of Baseline assessment?

The government’s admission that Baseline assessment cannot be used to fairly measure pupil progress has caused exasperation and anger – and suspicions remain over what will happen next. Pete Henshaw reports

Teachers' anger at inaction on excessive workload

The workload crisis facing teaching dominated the annual conferences of the three main teaching unions, including calls to tackle deep marking practices, set limits on working time, and offer more support for teachers’ mental health.

From migration to libraries: A trade union conference round-up

Alongside our main news reports from the teaching union conferences this Easter, SecEd rounds-up some of the other issues raises by teachers from the three main teaching unions, including migration, capability abuse, abolishing Ofsted and school libraries...

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