Health and Wellbeing

Tackling cyber-bullying

Understanding the nature of cyber-bullying and what can be done to support pupils is a vital part of safeguarding practice. Drawing on her research, Dr Lucy Betts has published resources to support schools


Child safety: Clever Never Goes

The ‘stranger danger’ message is outdated and unhelpful. A new Lottery-funded initiative – Clever Never Goes – is offering schools a more intelligent approach to personal safety for pupils. Emma Lee-Potter reports


Mental health support

Resources have been released to support teachers and school staff when it comes to issues of pupil mental health and wellbeing.


NFER Research Insights: 2018

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 latest articles from 2018 for free here.


Bullying: We have a choice...

How can we use discussions about respectful disagreement to help stop bullying? Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, Martha Evans considers how schools can support children to ‘Choose Respect’


#HandsUp4HealthyMinds

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is launching a new set of free resources, designed to support young people aged 8 to 24.



Creating a therapeutic school: Classroom environments

In a new regular series for Headteacher Update, expert Shahana Knight will advise schools on supporting the emotional and mental health of children and staff, offering easy-to-implement and cost-effective activities. Here she focuses on the classroom environment and a useful whole-school idea



RSE: Getting parents on board

Statutory relationships education is approaching and schools will want to have their parents’ support for the new-look curriculum. Lucy Emmerson advises


Air pollution

More than four in 10 children living in urban areas (43 per cent) are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school, a survey has shown.


Free evidence and research download

Headteacher Update's Research Insights articles, published with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas. The latest article focuses on the barriers to teacher recruitment and retention...



Keeping Children Safe

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Safeguarding expert Sam Preston introduces SSS Learning's courses to support schools with their statutory obligations




LGBT History Month 2018

LGBT History Month in February celebrates difference and acceptance. Adele Bates provides age-appropriate resources and shares some school-wide opportunities to celebrate


Safer Internet Day 2018

Talking about online safety is a vital part of helping children to stay safe in the world today. Hannah Broadbent looks ahead to this year’s Safer Internet Day on February 6


Primary school resources: January 2018

January's round-up of primary news and resources includes the relaunch of the Leadership Equality & Diversity Fund, a literacy challenge, writing competition and new BBC esafety resource



Ideas and resources for Anti-Bullying Week 2017

How can we make the most of Anti-Bullying Week in schools, including this year’s primary-focused Odd Socks Day initiative? Martha Evans explains more and offers some ideas for primary schools




Self-funding children’s enterprise

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Healthy Tuck Shops and Stationery Shops in primary schools give children an opportunity to practise enterprise skills and to make a small profit.


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