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A week in primary: 15 June 2018

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Most senior staff in primary schools do not want to become headteachers, owing to associated stress, bureaucracy and workload, according to a survey. The poll of 1,008 members by primary school leaders’ body the AHDS found that nearly two-thirds of deputy heads and principal teachers did not want to take the step up, compared with around half last year.

A former Edinburgh primary head has been appointed an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. Lindsey Watt, who has written about her career in Tes Scotland (“Reasons to be cheerful? Happier staff and students …”, 26 January), retired from ...

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