Resources

Imagination Playground

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Imagination Playground is a unique and exciting product designed by internationally acclaimed architect, David Rockwell, specifically to encourage child-directed, unstructured free play.


Guide To: Improving your outdoor play provision

Headteacher Update has this month published a Guide To improving your school's outdoor play equipment. The six-page publication, published alongside our January edition, is a free guide to revamping your outdoor areas, including tips for the full planning and installation process.


Free resources to support computing lessons

While almost three-quarters of computing teachers feel confident with the new curriculum, some are still unsure about the computer programming and coding aspects, a survey has revealed.


Shakespeare Week 2015

It is hoped that as many as one million five to 11-year-olds will take part in next year’s Shakespeare Week, which is planned to run from March 16 to 22.


Term-time holiday guidance

Detailed guidance on handling requests for term-time holidays has been issued by the National Association of Head Teachers. The document seeks to clarify for school leaders what constitutes “exceptional circumstances” for granting absence during term time.


Outdoor education centres

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Crowden Outdoor Education Centre and Habershon House Residential and Field Study Centre offer a wealth of opportunities for outdoor learning and education.


Sovereign Play Equipment

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Sovereign, one of the largest providers of school ground developments in the UK, is launching a new and extensive range of play equipment this spring.



Mesma: Evaluative statements

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A meaningful evaluative statement is key to self-assessment – but it must be precise, simple to understand and jargon-free. Carole Loader, director at software specialists Mesma, offers some guidance:


Creating a platform for talent

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The Aalborg staff has more than 75 years' experience in the design and supply of staging to schools and understands the need for robust, versatile, adaptable staging that can stand up to school use.



First World War Centenary

A poignant song composed to commemorate the famous Christmas Eve truce during the First World War has been recorded and made available to primary schools.


Teamwork and confidence-building with Unistage

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SPONSORED PRODUCT: Unistage is much more than steel frames and wooden decks. A Unistage transforms any school, church or village hall into a unique venue where magical moments are shared and memories made and treasured.


Show My Homework Primary

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SPONSORED PRODUCT: Show My Homework Primary is a fantastic tool for keeping parents informed and in-the-loop about important homework details, deadlines and announcements.


Reach Out CPD for science

A new service offering free, online science CPD has been unveiled. Created through a collaboration between Imperial College London and primary science resource Tigtag, Reach Out CPD provides teachers with resources and ideas to support their teaching and engage primary pupils.


Universal infant FSM solution

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SPONSORED PRODUCT: Don’t panic – it’s not too late. That’s the message from leading school meals provider of healthy food – Pasta King, who are conscious that some schools may still be struggling to deliver universal infant free school meals.



Mesma software: New RAG dashboard

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SPONSORED PRODUCT: Mesma was set-up in response to changes implemented by education watchdog Ofsted, which led to education providers receiving reduced notice of inspection.


SPONSORED PRODUCT: Timber solutions to education challenges

It is well documented that pressure on schools to meet demand for places is increasing, coupled with the need for diversifying the environments in which we teach; there is a mounting pressure on schools to creatively meet these challenges while staying within the parameters of their budgets.


SPONSORED RESOURCE: Head Lice Prevention

Tackling head lice is not a school’s responsibility, but by taking some simple steps to educate our parents we can have a big impact on outbreak prevention. Christine Brown explains.


SPONSORED RESOURCE: Scotts of Thrapston

Leading joinery manufacturer, Scotts of Thrapston, has launched a range of timber-framed education buildings to meet an increasing demand for additional classroom space.


SPONSORED RESOURCE: AEL Solutions

Children learn through play and at AEL we specialise in producing and installing outdoor solutions to enable children to play and learn outside – whatever the weather!


RESOURCE: Global Wallplanner

Think Global’s free Global Wallplanner and teaching resource are both now available to help schools plan ahead for the new academic year.


SPONSORED RESOURCE: Playforce

Playforce has been working with schools and nurseries for the past 16 years to design and install engaging spaces for outdoor play and learning. From free flow facilities, shelters and surfacing to areas for imaginative play, science investigations or increasing physical activity, we are experts in ...


SPONSORED RESOURCE: Mesma

Burnside Primary School in Northumberland is better prepared for Ofsted after becoming one of the first to invest in new online improvement planning software.

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