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Learn how to achieve successful learning outcomes using film

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Can film and filmmaking be used to teach literacy, expand creativity and improve vocabulary? From improved literacy and engagement to enhanced communication skills and cultural awareness, film, when used in a considered and contextualised manner, can play a highly valuable role in education.


The Tes SEN Show 2018: A focus on SEMH

The annual Tes SEN Show takes place on October 5 and 6 and will focus on social, emotional mental health. Head of content and chair of this year’s keynote panel discussion, Beverley Walters, looks at the CPD, seminars and other attractions on offer at the free event


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.


Digital Schools

A total of 38 Scottish schools have been recognised for excellence in digital teaching and learning with Digital School status.



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...


The Academies Show 2018

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Now in its eighth year, The Academies Show is the leading education event for all schools, covering every facet of the education system.



Why not take your CPD overseas at these funded workshops?

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Connect with schools across Europe, enrich digital learning and support cultural awareness? – over half a million teachers have registered on eTwinning, making it the world’s largest community of teachers. The eTwinning website offers a safe, online environment to connect and collaborate with ...



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.


Calling all SEN professionals

Taking place on October 6 and 7, the 25th annual Tes SEN Show offers a range of CPD seminars, practical workshops, and debates. Show organiser Beverley Walters previews this year’s event


The Education Show 2016

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The 26th annual Education Show takes place in Birmingham last this month. We preview the CPD, exhibition and other attractions that are on offer for teachers and school leaders at this free event




Meet Ofsted requirements for online safety

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The digital revolution is having a profound effect on us, and on our children. We’re constantly bombarded with new research about how screen time can bring down GCSE grades, how gaming can affect social skills, and how overexposure to certain websites could be damaging young people’s mental health.



Schools sought for active research

Academics at Leeds Beckett University are seeking primary schools to take part in a research project investigating how children in the UK, aged between seven and 11, spend their time and how active they are.


Research, review and repeat...

Knowing where to start when creating a research-engaged school is difficult. Getting an understanding of what's involved and recognising where you are on the journey is crucial. Caroline Fisher advises


Reach Out CPD for science

A new service offering free, online science CPD has been unveiled. Created through a collaboration between Imperial College London and primary science resource Tigtag, Reach Out CPD provides teachers with resources and ideas to support their teaching and engage primary pupils.




BOOK REVIEW: Teacher Proof

This is a great book and a must-read for any teacher who has endured the last decade or so of very expensive courses run by well-meaning educationalists, who have either never taught a lesson in their lives, or have taken the first opportunity to escape the classroom.

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