Resources

Assessing EAL proficiency

Schools must have a clear understanding of EAL pupils’ starting points and progress if they are to reach their full potential. The Bell Foundation offers a number of free tools to help. Katherine Solomon explains


Empowering pupils to campaign for change

Unicef is offering teachers and schools access to free resources to empower young people to learn about their rights and to develop the skills to be able to campaign for change. Jess Bool explains




Maths CPD research trials launched

?Schools and nurseries are being sought to take part in three new Education Endowment Foundation trials to test different ways to improve outcomes for children in the early years by focusing on teacher development.


Research evidence to support primary schools

Headteacher Update's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to primary school leadership and education. Download the articles from 2019 for free here.


Bouncebackability lesson plans

A series of a free lesson plans featuring characters from the Beano has been launched to help primary schools tackle issues of mental health and wellbeing.


Goldilocks and social media

Every primary school in the UK has been sent a copy of #Goldilocks – a book aimed at helping teachers to have conversations about the responsible use of social media.



Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us...

We have collective responsibility to reduce bullying and this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is encouraging us all to take this responsibility seriously. Olivia Foster explains more about what is planned


Into Film Festival 2019

Themes at the 2019 Into Film Festival include climate change, rebellion and mental wellbeing among others. The event runs from November 6 to 22 and is curriculum-linked. Sam Wilson explains


Bike to School Week

Schools across the UK are being asked to take part in the 2019 Bike to School Week from September 23 to 27.


Tes SEN Show 2019

The Tes SEN Show 2019 takes place on October 4 and 5 in London when the theme will focus on provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs


Weather and climate resources

The Met Office has launched a schools programme to help young people understand and prepare for the impact of weather and climate on their communities.


Family alcohol misuse

A learning programme to support children who are affected by parental alcohol misuse has been launched by The Children’s Society.




Teaching mental health

As SATs approach, how can we teach children about their mental health and handling any pressure that they may be feeling? Continuing her therapeutic schools series, Shahana Knight discusses ways to incorporate teaching about mental health and wellbeing into the school week


Hedgehog lesson resources

A key stage 1 and 2 hedgehog education pack has been unveiled by the wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).


Plastic pollution

A free resource kit is aiming to help primary school children learn about plastic pollution in our waterways and explore the concept of the circular economy.


Arts & Minds competition

UK schools are being invited to join the fight against racism, prejudice and hate by taking part in the annual Arts and Minds competition.


Transition support for pupils and families

The Starting Secondary School campaign has been launched offering support to parents, teachers and students to help make the primary to secondary school transition as smooth as possible.




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