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Supporting trainee teachers to teach EAL pupils

As multilingualism and English as an additional language become an integral feature of school life, how can school-based initial teacher training programmes prepare student teachers to work within linguistically and culturally diverse settings? Sheila Hopkins advises


Pupil Premium Best Practice: A week to go

Headteacher Update's National Pupil Premium best practice conference – offering 18 sessions all of which will give practical strategies that can be adapted and adopted for your school’s circumstances – takes place in a week's time.

















Guide to remote education & technology

In this 12-page Back to School Guide we consider what the technological legacy of the Covid-19 lockdown will be for schools, including the teaching and working practices that will continue, and advice on effective remote education.


Teacher retention: Transition to Teach

The government-funded Transition to Teach programme aims to support retention across the profession by offering bespoke support to career-changers training to teach. Nigel Bowen explains






Research evidence to support primary schools

Headteacher Update's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to primary school leadership and education. Download the articles from 2019 for free here.

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