About Headteacher Update

Headteacher Update is a magazine, website and regular ebulletin dedicated to the primary school leadership team. We tackle a wide range of leadership issues, offering best practice, case studies and in-depth information, advice and guidance.

We focus our advice and news on the latest government policies, school inspection, curriculum, teaching and learning, technology, the school workforce, the Pupil Premium, and much more. The magazine also has a regular focus on resources and carries extensive product information.

Our journalists and writers – many of whom are practising teachers and school leaders – report on a range of issues affecting primary education, including the latest policy and legislation, educational research and pedagogy, best practice, the latest resources, and any other areas of interest to professionals and practitioners. Our blogs also contain the latest comment, analysis and opinion from key educationalists, teachers, school leaders and the editorial team.

Headteacher Update is distributed free as a hard copy to approximately 24,000 primary school headteachers in the UK. The regular ebulletins deliver the latest education news, best practice and resources to your inbox free of charge. Everyone can register to receive these bulletins by filling in your email in the box at the foot of the page.

Headteacher Update prides itself on being a positive and constructive voice for teachers and school leaders working throughout primary education across the UK.

Contact the editor, Pete Henshaw, via pete.henshaw@markallengroup.com or @pwhenshaw. Find us on Twitter @HeadteacherNews


Headteacher Update’s sister magazine is dedicated to the secondary school teaching team and tackles a wide range of issues, focusing on best practice, pedagogy and teaching, the latest research, policy advice, inspection guidance and much more. The magazine also has a focus on the latest news and blogs. It is a free magazine, delivered to every UK secondary school, with an open access website and free bulletin updates to your email.

Visit www.sec-ed.co.uk and find us on Twitter @SecEd_Education

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Primary school re-opening

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Covid recovery plea

Effective diagnostic assessment and a focus on “recovery over time” should be priorities for ...

A 10-point renewal plan

The NASUWT has put forward a 10-point plan for education renewal. Its annual conference has also ...

Staff Wellbeing Charter

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Recovery, not catch-up

We must reject the catch-up at all costs rhetoric and rebuild a school system that learns the ...

A 35-hour CPD entitlement

Implementing a £4bn CPD entitlement for England’s teachers would generate a £61bn boost to pupils’ ...

Budget: Schools snubbed

There is bitter disappointment among school leaders and teachers after the "short-sighted" Budget ...

FSM eligibility warning

More than 35,000 children living in poverty in the North East of England are not eligible for free ...

Indian variant data plea

Concerned teachers and school leaders are pleading with the government to come clean on just how ...

The Big Ask

Young people aged from four to 17 are being asked to take a 10-minute survey to help identify their ...

National PTA Week 2021

The innovative and inspirational work of PTAs during the pandemic is to be celebrated during the ...

Recovery funding row

Last year’s ill-fated month-long Eat Out to Help Out scheme cost about the same as the government’s ...

Troubled Families rebrand

Co-located services, a long-term funding commitment from government and a continuing focus on early ...

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