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.

Coalition steps-up its baseline fight

As the government decides which commercial company will win the £10 million contract for the baseline assessment of four-year-olds, the ‘More than a Score’ coalition has published a dossier of evidence against the controversial policy

Concern over long school journeys for SEN pupils

With the number of pupils needing places in special schools set to rise by 11,000 in the coming years, concern has been voiced at the distance SEN students are being forced to travel to go to school.

Questions raised as DBS modernisation plan overuns

Modernisation of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is running more than three-and-a-half years late and the new DBS update service has not seen the take-up or the cost savings originally anticipated by the Home Office.

Ofsted signals focus on curriculum

Chief inspector Amanda Spielman has praised the quality of the education system in Ofsted’s annual report, but with a new inspection framework looming the document also set out some clear priority areas...

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