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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.

Timber’s rising popularity


We hear from Gareth Barber, MD of The Stable Company, specialist designers and manufacturers of timber buildings on the rising popularity of timber builds for schools.

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

Connekt from Canopies UK


Create additional sheltered areas and maximise your outdoor space with the Connekt modular canopy system from Canopies UK.

A perfect performance platform

Unistage is fun and easy-to-assemble, which allows you to create a perfect performance platform that is portable, modular, safe and quiet to use.


Eco-classrooms provide an inspirational alternative to temporary solutions.

Eighth National Pupil Premium and Ofsted Conference

A total of 16 workshops and keynote sessions covering topics ranging from attendance and disaffected pupils to SEN and parental out-reach will be on offer for delegates at the Eighth National Pupil Premium and Ofsted Conference.

Getting to grips with head lice


The UK’s leading head lice expert, Ian Burgess, advises on effective head lice management and how to prepare parents for an outbreak

Outdoor extension of the classroom


At Educational Play Environments we understand that play is a fundamental element in improving a child’s development and understanding of the world.

TG Escapes


A modular build process means you can phase the cost of increasing your spaces.

Maximising education environments


With more than 50 years experience, Fordingbridge are passionate about helping schools transform under-utilised spaces into valuable, weather protected, inspiring places contributing to outstanding rated Ofsted inspections.

HAGS Schools


At HAGS Schools we feel the most critical stakeholders in any play project has to be your children, so why not involve them in the process?



With energy costs likely to spiral, any headteacher considering a new building will need to think about their future heating bills if they are to keep their running costs under control and their staff and pupils comfortable.

Scotts of Thrapston


Scotts of Thrapston offers a dedicated range of timber-framed education buildings to cater for the increasing demand for additional classroom space in the nation’s schools.

Outdoor learning turns it around for Rowanfield


Rowanfield Infant School in Cheltenham appointed HAGS to revive their dilapidated play area, offering limited play value. The existing play area was significantly underused as the original trim trail surfacing was extremely muddy during winter months.

New environment has massive impact


Salehurst Primary School’s reception classroom has been transformed almost overnight thanks to a little help from Community Playthings’ room layout team...

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