Pastoral issues

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The ‘stranger danger’ message is outdated and unhelpful.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’




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...


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



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




At a glance: Latest primary resources

Pupil Premium best practice, a toolkit to help migrant families understand UK education, film resources and asthma training are among the latest free primary school resources to be released



The Crunch is here!

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The Crunch is a year of exciting activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet.


Grants for families in crisis

The children's grant-giving organisation, Buttle UK, is offering families living in crisis access to grants of up to £300.


Type 1 Diabetes: Parents Passport for Schools

Schools are being encouraged to adopt a new diabetes "passport" to help drive up standards of care for pupils with the condition. Launched by the InDependent Diabetes Trust, the booklet aims to help schools meet new legislation and improve diabetes care.



SPONSORED RESOURCE: Head Lice Prevention

Tackling head lice is not a school’s responsibility, but by taking some simple steps to educate our parents we can have a big impact on outbreak prevention. Christine Brown explains.


RESOURCE: Cancer guidance

A guidance pack designed to help teachers support children with cancer has been published by charity CLIC Sargent.




REVIEW: Wellbeing in Schools: Raising achievement and attainment

This resource pack is a multimedia toolkit filled with practical, usable and interesting techniques, songs and guidance which are aimed at improving a range of areas that have an impact on achievement and attainment, such as children’s including concentration, self-esteem and inner peace.

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