Parent Teacher Update

Welcome to Primary Teacher Update magazine

The new magazine that provides an intelligent, pedagogical focus on primary teaching practice

Primary Teacher Update is the new independent monthly magazine that has been especially designed to help primary teachers and the wider teaching team enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding of teaching practices, methods and approaches. It provides the latest pedagogy and thinking from the classroom, with practical suggestions to help teachers apply this in the primary school environment.

Primary Teacher Update also publishes essential guidance on matters such as preparing for Ofsted and tackling discipline in the classroom, as well as the latest news and policy debate.

FREE Downloadable lesson plans and materials are available to subscribers of Primary Teacher Update.

Subscribe to Primary Teacher Update and benefit from:

  • A magazine containing a minimum of 52 pages of essential information delivered direct to your door each month to support you in delivering best primary teaching practice;
  • FREE downloadable ideas and lesson materials every term to help take some of the stress away from your lesson planning and preparation;
  • FREE instant access to over 2,000 expert articles, lesson plans, exclusive reports and special features from Primary Teacher Update's sister publication 5to7 Educator;
  • Exclusive 10% discount on all books published by Hopscotch Books.

Why you should subscribe ⇒

Regular Features

Outstanding lessons

Looking at matters such as the physical and emotional learning environment, developing pupils' subject knowledge and independent learning skills, and assessing progress.


Covering areas including, communication, managing colleagues, being a convincing leader, time management and preparing for Ofsted.


A monthly focus article, looking at a particular topic in primary education in greater depth.

The teaching team

A regular column dedicated to issues pertinent to teaching assistants, learning support staff and the wider teaching team.

News and policy updates

Covering and providing comment, discussion and guidance on all the major changes affecting primary education.

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