Leadership and Policy

The HAGS Schools Natural Play Range

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The Natural Play range from HAGS Schools is composed of trim trail units inspired by nature that can be combined in multiple ways to create a bespoke play trail. With their organic shapes and earthy hues, the Naturlek designs are a low visual impact option and will complement nicely a green space.


Quality outdoor canopies

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There are many companies selling outdoor canopies in the UK, but few compare to us in terms of longevity and versatility, standards of engineering, visual appeal and customer service.



Practical Pre-School Awards 2015

This year’s Practical Pre-School Awards took place last week. The awards – hosted by Headteacher Update's sister titles Practical Pre-School and Primary Teacher Update – have a strong reputation for recognising the best in educational resources, toys, equipment, books, multimedia and many other ...


The Stable Company: Flexible spaces for education

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As attitudes towards education alter and evolve, there is growing evidence to suggest that diverse learning spaces are beneficial to a child’s education. This can mean escaping a traditional classroom environment in exchange for a flexible, more contemporary space and timber construction is proving ...


Multi-use games areas

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Good teachers have a key role to play in ensuring that children and young people reach their full potential in PE and sport, but excellent buildings and school grounds also play a vital role.




Starting school packs

PTA UK is working with iChild and Parcelforce to deliver "starting school" Welcome Packs to more than 1,400 PTAs across the UK.


Win a £5,000 makeover

The Smarter Spaces 2015 campaign has launched a competition for primary schools to win £5,000 worth of design and decoration services for their school.


Inspirational buildings

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Inspire your children and create the perfect learning environment with our bespoke, outdoors classrooms.


Bradleys Surfacing Systems

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Bradleys Surfacing Systems supply and install a range of synthetic sports, play and landscaping surfaces. This ranges from simple artificial lawns for domestic properties to high specification surfaces for sports like tennis, netball and football.


Working effectively with governing bodies

Governing boards should publish and sign-up to a code of conduct committing to the seven principles of public life. The advice comes as part of a joint statement that has been published to help headteachers and governing boards to work together effectively.



Teacher Support Network

The Teacher Support Network is to merge with its sister charities Recourse and Worklife Support. The new organisation will support all people working in schools, colleges and universities.


Fitness resource

Many primary pupils are below recommended levels of fitness for their age, a study has found.


Framework for Governance

A new Framework for Governance is offering advice and support for governing bodies when it comes to setting the strategic direction of their schools.


Inspirational buildings for education

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The Stable Company offers a superb range of stylish and sustainable outdoor buildings for any educational need such as classrooms, gymnasiums, sports halls, libraries, staff rooms and storage




Sovereign launches new 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 structures and sensory play facilities for the primary and early years.



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.


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.

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