Resources and projects


Key stage 2: Environmental design challenge

The final deadline in Headteacher Update's environmental design challenge for key stage 2 has been extended until August 7 to allow pupils to work up their entries during the summer holidays.







RSE Day 2020: Time to celebrate relationships & sex education

Thursday, June 25 is national RSE Day and takes place just 65 days before relationships education, along with health education, becomes statutory in primary schools across England. Lucy Emmerson offers some activity and parental engagement ideas for schools





Reimagining teaching and learning: A blended approach

The coronavirus lockdown has inspired a new blended approach to teaching and learning for the primary schools of the Unlimited Teaching School Alliance. Executive headteacher Andrew Truby has produced a short resource for other primary schools outlining some of the research and thinking behind ...




Weekly puppet workshops until July 12

A series of puppetry workshops are being made available by the Beverley Puppet Festival, which is being held online this year amid the coronavirus lockdown.


Post-lockdown mental health resources

A free online toolkit has been launched to help primary schools support the mental health of their pupils as they adjust to a new school environment post-lockdown.


Therapeutic schools: How can we teach self-belief?

Many children in our schools are vulnerable and suffer from a lack of confidence. Continuing her therapeutic schools series for Headteacher Update, Shahana Knight offers two lesson ideas to boost self-belief


Support for outdoor lessons post-June 1

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is bringing together a consortium of outdoor learning organisations to help support schools if and when they re-open from June 1.




Short, structured language skill sessions prove effective

Undertaking short sessions to discuss everyday topics with young children has been found to boost their language skills and is being recommended as “a promising way” to help children catch-up when they come back to school after lockdown.


Home education: Resources for schools, teachers and parents: Part 3

This is the third edition of the SecEd compendium of home schooling and remote education resources for schools, teachers and parents. We cover a range of subjects, as well as exercise and keeping fit, mental health and wellbeing, cultural and arts activities, and whole-school support




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