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Episodes

2 hours ago

Discussing British curriculum schools in the Middle East and what it takes to lead a school, Rebekah is joined by Debra Forsyth, newly appointed CEO of BSME.

24 hours ago

Christopher  and Lance Corporal Anthony Crocker discuss Anthony's experiences as a history teacher and Army reservist, education in the military and the significance of Armed Forces Day.

2 days ago

Pastoral CPD returns with another instalment - this time it's all about what it means to be racially literate and whether schools need to do more to ensure it's staff and student body are adequately equipped to speak about and deal with issues of race. A lot of professionals give their insight on how best to deal with some of the more nuanced instances that can occur throughout the school day.  In the latter part of the show, Kalil is joined by Nissie who speaks about how to properly deal with a situation where a child has accused a teacher of being racist.    As always, connect with Kalil on Twitter @Kalil_R91 and follow #PastoralCPD for both previous and upcoming shows. 

2 days ago

 This weekend we are joined by Matthew Jessop Headteacher of Crosthwaite Primary and talk about all the things that bring us joy in primary leading and some of the challenges. What's it like to have a rural school and what lessons can we learn from them.    Things we reference this week:  Bee Keeping Club: https://www.kendalbeekeepers.com/ and https://www.crosthwaiteprimary.net/curriculum/bee-club Gsuite for education: https://edu.google.com/workspace-for-education/editions/education-fundamentals/ Bett 2020 and Kids Judge Bett https://uk.bettshow.com/kids-judge-bett and lots of chat about small rural schools in which you can see Crosthwaite Here https://twitter.com/CrosthwaiteSch  Thanks for listening Caroline @ka81 :)          

3 days ago

Joe talks about and advises on teaching music for non-specialist primary and early years teachers.  

4 days ago

In this show, Paul Hamilton chats with Gemma Clark about fact based abortion education and Sarah Lynch about the teaching of law in schools and colleges.

5 days ago

Toby and Ed discuss their music festival memories and anecdotes, linked to the 50th Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts this weekend.  It was more teachers talking than talk of teaching this week, though they did talk about the privilege it could be to work at Pilton village primary school in Somerset, neighbouring the most iconic festival in the world!  Ed closed the show with versions of Pulp's Common People and Billy Bragg's New England.  An indulgent but joyful and life-affirming show! 

6 days ago

Shaniqua is joined by OFSTED inspector Dan Lambert to discuss life working for the inspectorate and visiting schools.

6 days ago

Harry talks to Christopher Graham about what can be done within ELT to become as green as possible. From the classroom to the publisher all the way up to national governments. 

6 days ago

This morning I spoke with Michelle Worgan about inclusion in the classroom. She also talked about her inclusive pedagogies framework which she has made freely available for teachers to use. Michelle is an ELT materials writer specialising in primary education. She creates and develops quality materials based on her extensive classroom experience and has worked on varied projects for international publishers. She is particularly interested in bridging the gap between ELT and mainstream educational materials and methodologies, with a special interest in learner-centred approaches such as inquiry-based and Project-based learning. She's recently started designing teacher training courses and plans to self-publish her resources around these approaches. Her beta course, An Introduction to Inclusive Approaches, will be opening its doors later this month. www.michelleworgan.com

7 days ago

Phil Longwell, Study Skills Tutor at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, joins the Morning Break to talk about effective feedback, and other things such as screen capture software and video technology for learning. 

Monday Jun 20, 2022

We debate how much your degree or subject specialism affects your ability to teach successfully. Are you responsible for teaching lessons out of your specialism? Many teachers pick up a few hours of subjects they are not as confident in, how much does this add to your planning workload? We are joined by Tara who is a PE teacher in Essex currently also teaching Character and Culture as well as delivering BTEC Health and Social Care.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

Tom interviews Katharine Birbalsingh about teaching, learning and everything in between.

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

On day 2 of the CST conference, Tom Rogers chats to more incredibly interesting people! In this podcast, hear from Dame Alison Peacock (CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching), Alex Sharratt (Managing Director of John Catt Education), Lily Man (Chair of Governors, Selly Park Girls School), Andy Barnett (Executive Principal, Secondaries, at Delta Academies Trust), Jim Nicholson (CEO and HT, Mellor Primary School), Kathy Hardy (Interim CEO of De Ferrers Trust), Daniel Muijs ( Dean of the School of Education and Society, Academica University of Applied Science), Ashley + David + Simon (Trust leaders and CEOs), Stuart Colothan (Executive HT at Learning Together Trust) and Mike Rigby (Head of System Leadership at the Learning Together Trust). This episode is brought to you in partnership with Welbee – if you want to develop the wellbeing of your staff, visit welbee.co.uk to find out more.

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

Tom discusses the creative industry and issues surrounding awareness. Apps / Games discussed: Scratch Gamemaker Studio 2 Minecraft Edu That Dragon, Cancer The Last of Us TT Rockstars

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

Josephine Baker was the first black African-American female international popstar and she deserved to be know by all our students. But, she was not only a performer, singer, actress, artist and dancer, she was also a spy and a Résistante fighting the Nazis, a Civil Rights movement activist and good friend of Martin Luther King... She also lived in a French castle with her 12 adopted children, her Rainbow family. A mix of Rosa Parks and Beyonce, Josephine is a feminist icon and superstar from the 1930's.

Sunday Jun 19, 2022

Join Sobia with Raheem Zafar discussing 'How cultural capital and "levelling up' can help promote Languages in school'.  

Saturday Jun 18, 2022

Joe talks about potential additional sources of income for teachers and side hustles.

Friday Jun 17, 2022

How do you think educators can get creative with establishing feedback structures? How can Educators begin to leverage on learners feedback for the educators growth? Leave a comment below as you listen to my perspective about this topic. 

Friday Jun 17, 2022

Deaglan McAloran speaks to Grant Igbokwe and Shaniqua Edwards-Hayde about education, what made them want to go into teaching and their experiences during training.

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Tom Rogers was our roaming reporter at the annual CST conference in Birmingham. Hear his interviews with academy CEOs from across the country - find out more about them with some unexpected questions and answers! This episode of TTR is brought to you in association with Welbee, find out more about what they can offer you and your school here: www.welbee.co.uk.

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

Ed and Toby speak summer term madness (from forty minutes in) but mostly they spoke about geology, the North Devon coastal path, Dartmoor, Toby going off on one about orogenesis, origami, egg albumin foams, the orogenic displacement of protein films from the air/water interface and Ed meeting Toby's Mum!  It was all a bit Ronnie Corbett, but a good show, we think!

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

Harry speaks to George Wilson about the need for inclusive curricula and how to go about getting them implemented. They also talk about the importance of multi lingual identities. 

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

This morning I spoke with Gail Ellis about the versatility of Picture Books and how they can be exploited. We then moved on to talk about learning to Learn. Gail Ellis is an ELT young learner educator with over thirty years’ experience as a teacher, teacher educator, manager and author. She is a picturebook devotee and believer in the development of learner autonomy and an advocate for children’s rights and inclusive practices in the language classroom. Her publications include course books, supplementary materials, teacher handbooks as well as articles in books, journals, magazines and blogs. Her most recent venture allows her to spread her passion for and knowledge of using picturebooks in Primary English Language Teaching. She is co-founder of PEPELT (Picturebooks in European Primary English Language Teaching) which aims to create an engaged and sharing community of teachers, librarians, teacher educators and researchers.  PEPELT website: https://pepelt21.com/   PEPELT FB page: https://www.facebook.com/PEPELT21   A treasure trove of picturebook resources for teachers to develop intercultural citizenship education in primary English language education!

Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

Over the course of this year, Mike Powers has been working on how we reintegrate students who have spent time in a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) either due to physical and mental health needs, requiring additional SEND assessment or due to being permanently excluded from a mainstream school. #PRU #reintegration #SEND #SEMH #exclusion

Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

Sustainable education, technology and education, language learning and teacher education were the topics of today's conversation with Dr Gary Motteram, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. 

Sunday Jun 12, 2022

Tom shares school tech horror stories and discusses what can be done to try to make sure there are less of them in the future.

Sunday Jun 12, 2022

Kalil is joined by Camron Mills to discuss his recent blog post about his experiences of being a Black male teacher in a primary school. Camron is now a Deputy Head in charge of Curriculum and Teaching & Learning. This episode is an honest discussion between Camron and Kalil about the challenges faced when you're Black male teacher trying to establish yourself professionally as well as advance your career into senior leadership.    As always, connect directly with Kalil on Twitter @Kalil_R91

Sunday Jun 12, 2022

This morning we talked to Emma Darcy The Pearson National Teaching Award Digital Innovator of the Year on authenticity and what it means to be an authentic teacher.  Things we reference in this mornings show:  The Gifts of Imperfection: Brené Brown  Professor Carolin Kreber University of Edinburgh - Lecturers’ and students’ conceptions of authenticity in teaching and actual teacher actions and attributes students perceive as helpful The Late Late Show with Ed Finch and Toby https://www.ttradio.org/  

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

In this special episode, Tom Rogers interviews Exec Head of Luxborough Court School in Essex, Rob James. Luxborough Court is a brand new school and is looking for new members of staff to build it! Find out more about the different roles available here: https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/news/luxborough-court-school/

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