5 episodes

Andrew and Ed explore the education options available for UK military families in a number of global locations. This Podcast series aims to provide UK military families with information about local education systems, schools and the range of opportunities and experiences for families to explore in local areas. Featuring interesting guests, the series hopes to offer a broad view of what it is like to live in the locations as a family.

Global Education Matters Edward Harris and Andrew Malcolm

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Andrew and Ed explore the education options available for UK military families in a number of global locations. This Podcast series aims to provide UK military families with information about local education systems, schools and the range of opportunities and experiences for families to explore in local areas. Featuring interesting guests, the series hopes to offer a broad view of what it is like to live in the locations as a family.

    The International Baccalaureate

    The International Baccalaureate

    Ed and Andrew talk to Peter Fidczuk about all things International Baccalaureate (IB).  If you are considering moving overseas and would like your children to study IB programmes this podcast gives you and overview of the courses and qualifications available. 

    • 48 min
    Brunei- Monkeys in classes, snakes in toilets!

    Brunei- Monkeys in classes, snakes in toilets!

    Firstly we need to apologise for the poor sound quality of this podcast as it was recorded online via a pretty poor internet connection in a very busy school.  Our guest was so interesting we didn't want to mess with the recording (or record again) as it accurately captures the life and experiences of those posted to Brunei.  The key point is that Brunei is a fascinating country with a lot to offer Service families particularly education.   This episode looks at the experience of a Deputy headteacher (now a head in the UK) who lived and worked in Brunei both as an educator in the MOD Primary school and as someone who sent their children to school in Brunei.

    • 28 min
    Ed and Andrew go to Washington

    Ed and Andrew go to Washington

    Ed and Andrew talk about life in Washington with their guest who is currently based in the capital.  They discuss the ups and down of US life for military families and the top tips for settling in.

    • 24 min
    An introduction to education in the US

    An introduction to education in the US

    Andrew and Ed explore the US education systems and share their observations of schooling and life in the US. This episode seeks to provide Service families with the key similarities and differences between education in the UK and in the US. Listeners should note that the content of discussion in this episode does not necessarily constitute MOD policy and parents should therefore always seek official guidance through CEAS, their chain of command and through review of the relevant Joint Service Policies.

    • 30 min
    A weird virtual tour of the world

    A weird virtual tour of the world

    An introduction to the podcast series. Looking forward to future episodes, where Andrew and Ed explore worldwide locations for UK military families

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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Wonderfully Helpful

Thrilled to have stumbled across these podcasts before moving to US on a Naval posting. It’s been so hard to find helpful and easily digestible information on schooling and this was just the ticket. Well pitched, informative and even a bit of humour! Thank you guys for helping us navigate the overseas posting minefield. Can’t see any recent episodes but hope you’re still going strong.