The Autumn 2023 edition of Headteacher Update offers 48 pages of in-depth, research-based and expert best practice, advice and guidance relevant to primary school leadership and teaching. It includes our latest seven-page Best Practice Focus, which offers practical ideas, advice, examples and tips for the effective teaching of writing across the primary school
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This edition offers best practice articles covering important and topical issues including the latest Ofsted changes and reports, data protection, effective leadership, safeguarding advice, news and research summaries, comment & opinion, and the latest resources.

It features our latest eight-page Best Practice Focus special report (pages 21-28) entitled How to teach writing. The very act of putting pen to paper for some students can be overwhelming and difficult. Teaching students to write is about empowering them to take ownership of their work, but it is often neglected in the busy primary school classroom. In the Best Practice Focus, Robbie Burns looks at the core elements of great writing teaching.

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