Resources and projects

Premier League Writing Stars

The Premier League Writing Stars competition offers schools the chance to harness the power of football to transform your pupils’ poetry writing. Jonathan Douglas explains more


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



World’s largest chess competition

Sponsored

The Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge has run every year for the last 22 years and has grown into the world’s largest chess competition


Road safety resources

A new THINK! road safety campaign has been launched following a recent survey finding that two-thirds of children receive fewer than two hours of road safety education in their whole time at school.


The Big Vote

Primary pupils are being invited to participate in The Big Vote to determine the issue of greatest concern to our nation’s children.



The Practical Pre-School Awards Guide 2017

The best primary school and early years resources have once again been recognised in the Practical Pre-School Awards 2017, run in conjunction with Primary Teacher Update.


Into Film Festival 2017

The annual Into Film Festival takes place in November with 3,000 free screenings and events. It is the world’s largest film education festival. Sam Wilson looks at what’s on this year


SEND, oracy & literacy resources

A new set of SEND resources is being published, while research into the effectiveness of oracy and literacy interventions has also been released



CUPPA growth mindset competition

A recent Headteacher Update competition to win free copies of the growth mindset publication The Amazing Journey Of CUPPA – His Quest to Find the Five Secrets of the Confident Mindset has closed and the winners have been unveiled.


Videos offer creative science ideas

A set of six videos and written resources aimed at key stage 2 students have been launched to help teachers introduce creative and experimental science into their lessons.


Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two

A seven-step plan to boost reading and writing skills for key stage 2 students has been made available by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) – the charity behind the well-known Teaching and Learning Toolkit.


Premier League Primary Stars

The Premier League is aiming to offer curriculum support to 10,000 primary schools in the next two years with the launch of its Primary Stars programme. The initiative offers free curriculum-linked teaching resources for pupils aged five to 11 and free-to-download lesson plans, activities and video ...


Formula 1 in Schools

The Formula 1 in Schools STEM Challenge kicks off its new season in the UK with registrations now open.



Self-funding children’s enterprise

Sponsored

Healthy Tuck Shops and Stationery Shops in primary schools give children an opportunity to practise enterprise skills and to make a small profit.



British Science Week 2017

British Science Week is a national celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring a range of events and activities across the UK. It is run by the British Science Association (BSA) and will take place from March 10 to 19.



Reading and writing: Making it REAL

The Making it REAL project offers some food for thought as to how we can encourage a child’s first steps in reading and writing. Joyce Connor explains


Kites for Schools: A brilliant multicultural day

Sponsored

What activity is part of almost every culture on Earth?Kites come in different shapes, sizes and colours, but they all fly in the same sky. This is a fantastic starting point for seeking similarities and not differences.


Mount Everest inspiration

Two British explorers are aiming to connect with more than one million students aged six to 16 via live stream from the slopes of Mount Everest.


Red Nose Day 2017

Red Nose Day is back on Friday, March 24, and Comic Relief has launched its resources and education packs to help schools with their planning.

About Us

Headteacher Update is the only magazine delivered directly to every primary school headteacher in the UK. It is published six times a year, at the beginning of each term and half-term, to keep headteachers up-to-date with everything going on in primary education.

Learn more about Headteacher update

Newsletter

Register to receive regular updates on primary education news delivered free to your inbox.