Leadership and Policy

Fitness resource

Many primary pupils are below recommended levels of fitness for their age, a study has found.


Framework for Governance

A new Framework for Governance is offering advice and support for governing bodies when it comes to setting the strategic direction of their schools.


Inspirational buildings for education

Sponsored

The Stable Company offers a superb range of stylish and sustainable outdoor buildings for any educational need such as classrooms, gymnasiums, sports halls, libraries, staff rooms and storage




Sovereign launches new play equipment

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Sovereign, one of the largest providers of school ground developments in the UK, is launching a new and extensive range of play structures and sensory play facilities for the primary and early years.



Imagination Playground

Sponsored

Imagination Playground is a unique and exciting product designed by internationally acclaimed architect, David Rockwell, specifically to encourage child-directed, unstructured free play.


Guide To: Improving your outdoor play provision

Headteacher Update has this month published a Guide To improving your school's outdoor play equipment. The six-page publication, published alongside our January edition, is a free guide to revamping your outdoor areas, including tips for the full planning and installation process.


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.


Sovereign Play Equipment

Sponsored

Sovereign, one of the largest providers of school ground developments in the UK, is launching a new and extensive range of play equipment this spring.



Mesma: Evaluative statements

Sponsored

A meaningful evaluative statement is key to self-assessment – but it must be precise, simple to understand and jargon-free. Carole Loader, director at software specialists Mesma, offers some guidance:


Creating a platform for talent

Sponsored

The Aalborg staff has more than 75 years' experience in the design and supply of staging to schools and understands the need for robust, versatile, adaptable staging that can stand up to school use.



Teamwork and confidence-building with Unistage

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SPONSORED PRODUCT: Unistage is much more than steel frames and wooden decks. A Unistage transforms any school, church or village hall into a unique venue where magical moments are shared and memories made and treasured.


Show My Homework Primary

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SPONSORED PRODUCT: Show My Homework Primary is a fantastic tool for keeping parents informed and in-the-loop about important homework details, deadlines and announcements.



Mesma software: New RAG dashboard

Sponsored

SPONSORED PRODUCT: Mesma was set-up in response to changes implemented by education watchdog Ofsted, which led to education providers receiving reduced notice of inspection.


SPONSORED PRODUCT: Timber solutions to education challenges

It is well documented that pressure on schools to meet demand for places is increasing, coupled with the need for diversifying the environments in which we teach; there is a mounting pressure on schools to creatively meet these challenges while staying within the parameters of their budgets.


SPONSORED RESOURCE: Scotts of Thrapston

Leading joinery manufacturer, Scotts of Thrapston, has launched a range of timber-framed education buildings to meet an increasing demand for additional classroom space.


SPONSORED RESOURCE: AEL Solutions

Children learn through play and at AEL we specialise in producing and installing outdoor solutions to enable children to play and learn outside – whatever the weather!


SPONSORED RESOURCE: Playforce

Playforce has been working with schools and nurseries for the past 16 years to design and install engaging spaces for outdoor play and learning. From free flow facilities, shelters and surfacing to areas for imaginative play, science investigations or increasing physical activity, we are experts in ...



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