Behaviour and attendance

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


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’



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


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...


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






Anti-Bullying Week 2015

This year’s Anti-Bullying Week runs from November 16 to 20 and is focusing on the damage that bullying causes to mental health and wellbeing – encouraging pupils and schools to #MakeANoise about bullying.



Term-time holiday guidance

Detailed guidance on handling requests for term-time holidays has been issued by the National Association of Head Teachers. The document seeks to clarify for school leaders what constitutes “exceptional circumstances” for granting absence during term time.


BOOK REVIEW: Sorting Out Behaviour

Sorting Out Behaviour does not try to give confusing theories but instead focuses on practical approaches that will address behavioural issues.


BOOK REVIEW: Why are you Shouting at us?

With behaviour such an important element in overall school development, this book should be essential reading. It aims to “give the tools to influence behaviour in the classroom so that it is outstanding".

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