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Episodes

16 hours ago

This evening, in a typical turn of events, Eugene, Daniel Bundred and Jasmine Lane set out to discuss Twitter beefs and go off topic and talk deeply about education and how to be a good teacher.   Seriously, this is the stuff of NPQs.  If you want to know how to lead a school, listen to us ramble. 

24 hours ago

Darren talks to Nadja Stephens-Mikesch, the head of German at Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire, about winter festivals and traditions from around Europe.

2 days ago

In this episode, 'Supporting and Inspiring Learners', Dr Poppy Gibson is joined by two guests, consultant teacher in SEND Nicola Higgins (From Fusion SEND Hub), and Senior Lecturer in primary education, Julia Carr (From ARU). In the first half of the show, we consider how we can support our learners to best meet their needs, and talk about the value of partnership with parents and carers. In the second half of the show, we discuss the concept of 'community organising' and how we can encourage learners to be change makers through making changes at a local level that can have bigger implications for global problems.

3 days ago

Tom Rogers hosts a special podcast from the floor of the Schools and Academies Show on 17th November 2022 in Birmingham, where he met many from across the education sector to discuss with them the latest happenings in the world of teaching and learning. A series of interviews not to be missed! More information about this podcast including guests can be found here: https://www.ttradio.org/post/teachers-talk-radio-at-saas More information about the SAAS can be found here: https://schoolsandacademiesshow.co.uk/   

5 days ago

If you were given £50k to spend on something on your school, what would you buy?

5 days ago

Karl discusses the danger of school exclusions - are too many students excluded from school? Why are they excluded? What happens next? Karl is joined by callers on the show!

5 days ago

I am joined by Joshua Underwood, a language teacher in Spain with a background and interest in Artificial Intelligence about using AI to inspire creativity in the classrom and what the developments in this field might mean for teachers in the future. 

6 days ago

Tracey talks about the future of ITT with Haili Hughes, Head of Education at Iris Connect, author and speaker. 

6 days ago

The Fake HT explores why teachers are leaving the profession.

7 days ago

In today's Lunchtime Show Brent and Adam discuss, what skills do students need for their futures?    They discuss their own schooling and what they are currently doing in their schools to deliver a progressive curriculum.   What are the '12 student skills that are useful.." @indeed and what does the OECD report into the 'The future of educationand skills' say? -https://www.oecd.org/education/2030/E2030%20Position%20Paper%20(05.04.2018).pdf 

Friday Nov 25, 2022

Tom HB interviews Nick Hart about his latest book, published through Bloomsbury, which discusses a 5 part framework for making a difference in schools. What are the five impact domains that can drive school improvement? How can they be applied to any school improvement journey? Find out in this TTR special!

Friday Nov 25, 2022

This week, in my ongoing quest to understand what schools are for my guest, is Dr Richard Churches Global Head of Research at the Education Development Trust. We consider if schools can be places where meaningful research can be conducted by teachers.

Thursday Nov 24, 2022

With GCSE entries for modern foreign language falling, we explore why a student should choose to learn another language. Nathan is joined by Helen Myers and Annelies Paris to explore the benefits and barriers to MFL in primary and secondary schools. #MFL #Languages #Travel 

Thursday Nov 24, 2022

Home educators are passionate about the learning experience they provide: what can teachers, schools and the DfE learn from them? Holly is joined by KJ and Amy, two parents who have chosen to home educate their children for different reasons, and explores how they teach and what we can learn from them.

Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

Harry talks to Michelle Worgan about how we can make our primary classes more learner centered and engaging.   

Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

This morning I had not two but three amazing guests - Anna Duchenko, Anne Robinson and Anna Karanikola. We will be talking about teaching, training and working with refugees. Anna D is in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, where she is a Teacher and Vice-Principal in a Primary School that specialises in foreign languages. She founded Bracelets and Peace with Anne. Anne is based in Santander, Spain, where she currently writes digital and print materials. She is the author of several books published by Cambridge University Press (Fun for Starters, Movers and Flyers, Fun Skills levels 3 and 5, Exam Booster for Advanced).   Anne regularly gives webinars, teacher training courses, and master classes to candidates for the Cambridge exams. She recently founded Bracelets and Peace www.braceletsandpeace.com and is working very hard, fundraising and teaching when she can, to do as much to help people from and in Ukraine.   Anna K is based in Leros, Greece. She is an English and Kindergarten teacher and has been teaching for thirty years. She owns and runs a private school on the island of Leros   Since 2015 she has been a volunteer in the refugee crisis and in 2016 her school opened its doors and arms to refugee children (one of the first schools in Greece to do so). She has worked with UNHCR and various NGOs.

Tuesday Nov 22, 2022

Sarah discusses the arts and creative industries with her guest Rupinder Sandhu.

Tuesday Nov 22, 2022

Tom is joined by three special guests to discuss the future of OAK National Academy, the governments flagship curriculum resource programme. In part 1, Tom is joined by Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the NEU and Caroline Wright, General Director of BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association) to discuss the letter they sent to new education secretary, Gillian Keegan, outlining their concerns about OAK. In part 2, OAKs external relations chief Jonathan Dando joins Tom to challenge the criticisms of OAK and outline what OAK is planning for the future.

Monday Nov 21, 2022

Join Brent and Adam as they discuss the potential impact of the new budget on schools as well as chat about the prospect of World Cup games being played in schools.

Sunday Nov 20, 2022

Tom looks at apps that might help teachers who want to gain a second income. Apps mentioned: Canva, Buffer, Notion, Pinterest, Capcut, Copy AI  

Sunday Nov 20, 2022

In Autumn, schools publish their Progress 8 Score. What is it? How is it calculated? How relevant is it to measure the progress that children do in schools? These are the questions we will answer in this podcast.

Saturday Nov 19, 2022

Hatty Ruddick (Chronicles of a PGCE) joins Lucy to share stories from her teaching journey and offer support and advice to those who are currently teacher training or in their ECT year.

Saturday Nov 19, 2022

Darren talks with Lucy Dreznin, Head of German at the Arden Academy Trust, about the impact of the Department for Eduction's prioritisation of German teaching and learning, what good MFL practice looks like in the classroom, and how German teachers can collaborate to maximise our skills.

Friday Nov 18, 2022

Listen to Mark and Ruth Swailes discuss the challenges, best practice and importance of working in EYFS.

Friday Nov 18, 2022

Toby and Ed delve into Creative Thinking: What, how & why? 

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Join Jeff and guest teacher James Swann as they explore the best and worst playground trends and games from the 1950s, all the way up to modern times. Which trends deserve a comeback?

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

When behaviour systems go bad - What are the barriers to implementing a behaviour policy at your school? Nathan is joined by Hannah Lloyd, Secondary school Assistant Headteacher for Behaviour and Safeguarding, to discuss managing pastoral support.

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

Tom Hopkins-Burke sits down with former children's commissioner Anne Longfield to discuss the final report from Anne Longfield's Commission on Young Lives which calls on Government to lead the fight back through 'Sure Start Plus', a national plan to prevent teenagers becoming involved in criminal exploitation, gangs, and serious violence. A summary of the report can be found here https://thecommissiononyounglives.co.uk/commission-on-young-lives-publishes-its-final-report/ 

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

In part 2 of Mondays show, Tom was joined by Adam Robbins, Ross McGill and TTR's own Jo Fox to discuss what OFSTED gets right and wrong and whether they should be abolished completely. 

Tuesday Nov 15, 2022

Tom is joined by teacher, author, podcaster, speaker and trainer - Lee Parkinson (ICT with Mr P). It's a discussion which ranges from building a brand to staying in the classroom long term to OFTSED. Trust us - it's worth a listen!

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