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Suggestions for Pupil Premium approaches

Drawing on tried and tested practice from her own London primary school, as well as national examples, National Leader of Education Helen Frostick looks at some key tenets of Pupil Premium work

November’s priorities for new headteachers

This year in Headteacher Update, National Leader of Education, Helen Frostick, is offering term-by-term advice for those new to school headship. In her second article, she focuses on issues including ...

September’s priorities for new headteachers

A new term brings a new start for many school leaders, including those taking up their first headship. National Leader of Education Helen Frostick offers her advice to those new to the post, ...

School development, curriculum and Ofsted

Schools across England will be reflecting on their curriculum design in light of Ofsted’s new ‘intent, implementation and impact’ approach. National Leader of Education Helen Frostick offers a quick ...

Priority areas for your first weeks as headteacher

Are you embarking on your first term as a headteacher? National Leader of Education, Helen Frostick urges you to seek the support of an effective mentor and lists some of the areas you should focus ...

A safeguarding review

Having just led her primary school through a safeguarding audit and review, Helen Frostick discusses her lessons learned and best practice safeguarding approaches

Safeguarding: Are you covering all bases?

Creating and maintaining a culture of safety is a priority for all primary schools. National Leader of Education and headteacher Helen Frostick advises on preparing and embedding effective practices ...

Changes in early years inspections

From April 2017, Ofsted is taking direct control of early years registration and inspection. Headteacher Helen Frostick looks at what lies ahead and signposts some guidance and advice

SMSC and British Values

Social, moral, spiritual and cultural education and development is an crucial duty for schools, especially in light of requirements to teach ‘British Values’. Headteacher Helen Frostick looks at key ...

Safeguarding advice: Keeping our children safe

Safeguarding forms a key focus for inspectors during the new Ofsted Section 8 monitoring visits of schools rated as good. Headteacher Helen Frostick offers a useful overview for schools

Literacy – the 6UP project

The 6UP literacy project is using ‘dialogic’ teaching to boost reading outcomes for children across a group of schools in London. Helen Frostick reports

Ideas for handling increasing pupil numbers

Is your school site constrained? Is your school roll rising? From travel plans to making the most of your playground space, National Leader of Education Helen Frostick discusses how to cope with ...

Your first steps in your first headship

Taking up your first headship can be a daunting experience. Headteacher and National Leader of Education Helen Frostick looks at some of the short-term goals you should focus on to help you hit the ...

Narrowing the gap

Successfully narrowing the gap for Pupil Premium pupils is the key priority for all schools. Headteacher Helen Frostick offers some ideas and advice by asking six key questions for school leaders

Shop ‘til you drop!

Helen Frostick reports on a project marrying the concepts of shopping and business to inspire year 6 pupils to consider career options, build team-work skills and solve mathematical problems

Health schools – A focus on food

After the publication of the School Food Plan, new food standards are being introduced. Helen Frostick explains how her school ensures healthy eating and food education is an engaging experience for ...

Whole-school projects: Take One Picture

The annual Take One Picture project allows schools to explore all corners of the curriculum using one of the National Gallery’s famous paintings. Helen Frostick explains how her school has been ...

My 51-hour Ofsted inspection diary

It lasted for just 51 hours – from initial phone call to final farewells. Headteacher of St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School, Helen Frostick, chronicles their last Ofsted inspection, which saw ...

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