8 episodes

From chief executives to world-class journalists, more and more professionals are trading in their desk chairs for a seat in the staffroom. Tackling topics such as the 100-year life and education inequality, host Jenni Murray explores the ideas behind a second career in teaching — and hears from the people who’ve done it. New episodes on Wednesdays. Search 'Now Teach' for more information.

Now I'm Grown Up Now Teach

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

From chief executives to world-class journalists, more and more professionals are trading in their desk chairs for a seat in the staffroom. Tackling topics such as the 100-year life and education inequality, host Jenni Murray explores the ideas behind a second career in teaching — and hears from the people who’ve done it. New episodes on Wednesdays. Search 'Now Teach' for more information.

    Jenni Murray and Lucy Kellaway on starting over

    Jenni Murray and Lucy Kellaway on starting over

    Thirty years in one job seems unfathomable to most younger people. But for journalists, Dame Jenni Murray and Lucy Kellaway, professional success, a good income and a passion for the work kept them at the BBC and the Financial Times for the majority of their working lives. In this final episode in our series, they open up about their shared experience of saying goodbye to the institutions that defined them, and tell us honestly whether they wish they'd done it sooner. 
    Now I'm Grown Up is hosted by Jenni Murray, produced by Antonia Cundy and Theodora Louloudis, and brought to you by Now Teach. The credits for this episode were read by Livvie Podbur.

    To find out more about Now Teach, visit www.nowteach.org.uk.

    • 33 min
    Teacher meets teacher

    Teacher meets teacher

    It’s not a stretch to say that an inspirational teacher can really change your life. 

    Broadcaster and author Jenni Murray explores the life-long importance of this student-teacher bond with one particular former student and his teacher. Bobby Seagull, an investment banker-turned-maths teacher, author, and TV presenter, joins Jenni alongside Nick Christie — or Mr Christie — his maths teacher from secondary school, to talk about the impact a teacher can have long beyond our school days.

    Now I'm Grown Up is hosted by Jenni Murray, produced by Antonia Cundy and Theodora Louloudis, and brought to you by Now Teach. The credits for this episode were read by Livvie Podbur.

    To find out more about Now Teach, visit www.nowteach.org.uk.

    • 26 min
    What are schools for?

    What are schools for?

    “What’s the point of school?” might be a question you most often associate with a grumpy teenager. But it’s something society also needs to be asking itself: what are schools for? To learn facts and theories, equations and quotations? To build intangible skills, like confidence, resilience, and how to work in teams? To inspire minds, to pass exams, or just to keep kids off the Xbox?
     
    To discuss what schools are really for, broadcaster and author Jenni Murray is joined by Lucy Kellaway, a former Financial Times journalist who retrained as an economics teacher while co-founding the education charity Now Teach, and Jeffery Quaye, National Director of Education and Standards at the Aspirations Academies Trust and an adviser to the Department of Education.
     
    Now I'm Grown Up is hosted by Jenni Murray, produced by Antonia Cundy and Theodora Louloudis, and brought to you by Now Teach. The credits for this episode were read by Tye Hulbert.
     
    To find out more about Now Teach, visit www.nowteach.org.uk.

    • 27 min
    The education revolution

    The education revolution

    From the way we teach to what we teach — and from the sex ed syllabus to free schools and academies — education has changed dramatically in recent decades. Across the country, there’s been an education revolution underway, and being a teacher now is more exciting than ever before.

    To discuss how our classrooms and curriculums have changed since you were at school, broadcaster and author Jenni Murray is joined by Guardian education columnist Laura McInerney and former education secretary David Blunkett.

    Now I'm Grown Up is hosted by Jenni Murray, produced by Antonia Cundy and Theodora Louloudis, and brought to you by Now Teach. The credits for this episode were read by Livvie Podbur.

    To find out more about Now Teach, visit www.nowteach.org.uk.

    • 29 min
    The ripple effect

    The ripple effect

    Health, wealth and wellbeing. Key determinants of how our lives pan out. And one of the biggest ways to guarantee them in a child's life? A good education. Broadcaster and author Jenni Murray is joined by the “Covid Catch-up Tsar” Sir Kevan Collins and Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, to discuss why your schooldays are so important, and how their legacy leaves a ripple effect across an individual’s life, as well as in society at large.
    Now I'm Grown Up is hosted by Jenni Murray, produced by Antonia Cundy and Theodora Louloudis, and brought to you by Now Teach. The credits for this episode were read by Tye Hulbert.
     To find out more about Now Teach, visit www.nowteach.org.uk.

    • 26 min
    What you give and what you get

    What you give and what you get

    We all know the key ingredients to a long and healthy life: good genes, good luck, healthy food, regular exercise. And according to many studies, a sense of purpose should be high up that list too. But over a 100-year life span, how do we make sure our sense of purpose doesn’t run out?
    Broadcaster and author Jenni Murray digs into this critical question, exploring how our motivations change as we get older, and why a second career that makes a difference could give us all a new spring in our step.
    To discuss what you give and what you get from a second career, Jenni is joined by social entrepreneur Marc Freedman, professor of gerontology Dr Martin Hyde, and Anne-Marie Lawlor, a former civil servant responsible for government policy on career guidance, who retrained as a foreign language teacher to renew her own sense of purpose. 
    Now I'm Grown Up is hosted by Jenni Murray, produced by Antonia Cundy and Theodora Louloudis, and brought to you by Now Teach. The credits for this episode were read by Livvie Podbur.
    To find out more about Now Teach, visit www.nowteach.org.uk.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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Barbary Duck ,

Real discussion on real issues for people thinking about giving themselves to change

Really good-quality discussion on subjects that matter.

ThierryWenger123 ,

Brilliant pod

Must listen for anyone interested in the education space !

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Brilliant podcast - everyone should listen to this!

A well produced podcast with fascinating insights on a crucial topic. Everyone should listen to this. Keep it up team!

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