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E13: Leadership – Trials and Tribulations, and Joys!


EPISODE 13 Leadership - Trials and Tribulations, and Joys! This week we have interviews with Barry Smith about leadership, Ros McMullen about Exams and her charitable venture 'Headrest' NB the web address for Headrest is https://www.headrestuk.co.uk (not the website referred to in the programme) and in the John Catt interview Tom Rees & Jennifer Barker talk about their contribution to the ResearchEd book on Leadership. Also David and Martin discuss workplace bullying and, also comments by the Shadow Education Secretary about traditional education. Check to see if you won - "10 Things Schools Get Wrong" by Jared [...]

E13: Leadership – Trials and Tribulations, and Joys!2020-11-24T15:56:50+00:00

E12: Progress and Tradition


EPISODE 12 Progress and Tradition This bumper edition explores the themes 'Progress and Tradition' - looking at rows with Conservative MPs and 'common-sense' in history teaching, and the challenges to schools on curriculum and behaviour policies following on from such movements as Black Lives Matter. A look at 'traditional' teaching of Latin and Classics and the 'John Catt book of the week '10 Things Schools Get Wrong'. With guests: Jonathan Mountstevens, Patrick Alexander, Ed Clarke, Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott.

E12: Progress and Tradition2020-11-18T11:29:43+00:00

E6: School Cultures


EPISODE 6 School Cultures This week's show features interviews with Claire Stoneman & colleagues on the Exceptional Leadership Programme; Phil Beadle on cultural capital and working class culture and Sarah Dove on looking after students' and teachers' mental wellbeing.

E6: School Cultures2020-10-08T12:14:11+01:00

E5: Useful and Beautiful


EPISODE 5 Useful and Beautiful In this week’s episode of It’s your time you’re wasting! We have an interview with E.D. Hirsch, talk to David Goodhart about Head, Hand, Heart and have a chat with Mary Myatt about being back on track.

E5: Useful and Beautiful2020-10-07T12:18:22+01:00

E4: Curriculum thinking


EPISODE 4 Curriculum thinking This week’s episode of It’s your time you’re wasting! with Principal of Oak Academy, Matt Mood, Andrew Doyle discussing Critical Race Theory and Zoe & Mark Enser talking about their book, Generative Learning in Action.

E4: Curriculum thinking2020-10-07T12:12:57+01:00

E3: Back to normal?


EPISODE 3 Back to normal? In this episode: Interview with Tom Sherrington: A defence of Rosenshine Interview with Sam Strickland: What’s the point of school uniform? Is education a “dance macabre”? Symbiosis: An interview with Claire Hill & Kat Howard

E3: Back to normal?2020-10-07T12:12:00+01:00

E2: What if the numbers go up?


EPISODE 2  What if the numbers go up? In this second episode of 'It's Your Time You're Wasting', Martin and David welcome Tom Bennett for a chat about Tom's new book 'Running the Room' (https://amzn.to/3201KAr) and will discuss what going back to school is like from a Governors perspective. Also what if the numbers go up!? Guests: Tom Bennett & Naureen Khalid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqSaUwQMCa4&t=600s

E2: What if the numbers go up?2020-10-07T12:12:34+01:00

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