Alongside our best practice section, Headteacher Update features regular news and news analysis articles to keep school leaders up-to-date with the latest policy and sector developments. Our news pieces attempt to tackle issues of direct relevance to primary school educators and offer something different to the mainstream media.

One month on: Schools' experiences of wider re-opening

No NPQH ever prepared headteachers for the decision-making and timetabling that they have had to put into operation over the past few weeks. One month on since wider re-opening of primary schools, headteachers speak to Suzanne O’Connell about their experiences and lessons learned so far

Capacity to bring back more pupils is 'limited'

Many primary schools will have “limited capacity” to bring back more pupils while restricting class sizes to no more than 15 in distinct and consistent groups, but school leaders have still welcomed new flexibility in government guidance.

Fears of autumn spike behind June 29 re-opening in Wales

Schools in Wales are preparing to bring back pupils from June 29 amid safety concerns from teaching unions. School leaders, meanwhile, are seeking clarification from the Welsh Assembly on ‘flexibilities and practicalities’ in the plans. Greg Lewis reports

Primary schools set out their plans for June 1 re-opening

Small “social bubbles” of four children, deep clean days, reduced timetables, social distancing signage, staggered play times and allocated zones – primary schools have outlined some of their plans ahead of possible re-opening on June 1.

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