Headteacher Update Podcast: Your monthly fix of best practice chat

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The Headteacher Update Podcast offers primary school leaders the chance to listen in to professional discussions touching on key areas of practice every month.

From safeguarding and SEND to Pupil Premium and mental health, each episode lasts for around an hour and features a panel of two to four experts.

Hosted by semi-retired primary headteacher and National Leader of Education Helen Frostick, the brief is always to offer practical advice, ideas, tips and inspiration, with lots of examples of good practice.

Our most popular episodes to date include:

  • Curriculum design: As well as general good practice, the discussion looks at curriculum design in light of Ofsted’s 2019 Education Inspection Framework and its focus on curriculum intent, implementation and impact: https://bit.ly/31TBKt1
  • Safeguarding: A double episode looking at the latest safeguarding trends and the principles of effective practice. Featuring expert advice from safeguarding expert Elizabeth Rose (Part 1) and examples from three colleagues working in primary schools (Part 2): https://bit.ly/345GIob
  • Pupil Premium: The principles of effective Pupil Premium work, with practical advice, ideas and guidance. We speak to three schools to find out about innovations, lessons learned, and their “golden nuggets” of practice: https://bit.ly/3AMr8J3
  • High-impact CPD: Effective CPD programmes and practice in schools, with practical ideas, examples and advice. We discuss effective performance management too: https://bit.ly/3l4Km6M

Next up for the Headteacher Update Podcast are episodes looking at effective school governance (March 2), reading & literacy (April 6), looked after children & trauma (May 6), parental/carer engagement (June 1), addressing the consequences of poverty (July 6).

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