The Headteacher Update Podcast offers practical and useful advise, ideas and insights to support the work of primary school senior and middle leaders. Out on the first Wednesday of every month, each episode features a panel of school leaders discussing best practice relevant to the primary phase.

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Headteacher Update Podcast: High-impact CPD

This episode considers best practice for effective CPD programmes and practice in schools, offering practical ideas, examples and advice. We also discuss effective performance management processes.

Headteacher Update Podcast: Effective SEND practice

In this episode, we look at the principles of effective SEND practice, teaching and support in the primary school, touching upon leadership, teaching strategies, family engagement, pupil profiles, and creating a culture of inclusion

Headteacher Update Podcast: Effective Pupil Premium Practice

This episode looks at the principles of effective Pupil Premium work in primary schools, offering practical advice, ideas and guidance. We speak to three schools – in Portsmouth, London and Derby – to find out about their innovations, approaches and their “golden nuggets” of practice.

Headteacher Update Podcast: Curriculum Design – Intent, Implementation & Impact

This episode looks at the principles of effective curriculum design in the primary school, offering practical advice, ideas and guidance in the context of both Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework and general best practice.

Headteacher Update Podcast: The EYFS reforms & early years education

This episode of the podcast considers last-minute preparation ahead of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) reforms in September as well as general best practice ideas, advice and tips for your early years provision

Headteacher Update Podcast: Protecting staff wellbeing across the school

This episode looks at how primary schools can support the good wellbeing of their teaching staff and whole-school communities with lots of advice, ideas and practical tips from our expert guests...

Headteacher Update Podcast: Effective teachers and teaching in the primary classroom

What does great primary school teaching look like? How can we develop effective teachers and teaching in the primary classroom? In this episode, our experts offer practical advice as well as a range of tips, ideas and inspiration for primary school leaders and teachers alike.

Headteacher Update Podcast: Supporting pupil wellbeing

The inaugural episode of the Headteacher Update Podcast looks at pupil wellbeing and mental health – and includes lots of practical ideas for how we can best support young people in our primary schools.

The Headteacher Update Podcast: Launching April 2021

The Headteacher Update Podcast will provide expert and in-depth discussion, best practice advice and tips aimed at senior leaders and all those working in the primary school.