Your invite into education’s busiest newsroom. Join Tes reporters and news editors as we discuss the big school stories of the week and what they mean for teachers. We give you the inside track on our latest exclusives and prepare you for what’s ahead. Relevant, irreverent and occasionally slightly shambolic. Essential listening for anyone interested in schools.
Looking back on year of 'unprecedented disruption'
The Tes news team also discuss the teacher pay freeze, record absence rates last week and the future of Oak academy.
10 Questions with Lucy Kellaway
Lucy Kellaway, co-founder of Now Teach, speaks to Tes about her ideal staffroom, the teachers who inspired her and why teacher retention helps pupils.
Confusion over Covid rules in last week of term
In this week's Tes News Podcast: The Tes news team look at DfE Covid guidance for final week of the school year when bubbles will be relaxed
Teacher training, Covid safety and 2022 exams
Join the Tes team as we discuss controversial changes to teacher training, how schools will adapt to Covid safety changes and why the new Ofqual chief regulator isn't keen on changes to exam papers in 2022.
When will school bubble rules end?
The news team also discuss hard-hitting reports from the National Audit Office and Headteachers’ Roundtable
Rebates, pupil activism and 'stealth cut'
The Tes news team discusses the latest on exams, Ofsted's school activism warning, and the DfE cut hitting the poorest pupils
The sound quality makes this unlistenable at times. It would be wonderful if you could sort this out. There were dogs barking over a recent episode and one person has a device with notifications pinging regularly!
Could definitely do better
With constant break-ups, pings, cut-outs, volume changes, talking over one another etc this has the production values of a Year 9 RE cover lesson. I know we’re in difficult times, but from a tech point of view, this is the worst remote conversation podcast I’ve heard.
Also as a first time listener - who are these people? Journalists? Teachers? Parents? Surely a basic introduction, beyond names, isn’t too much to ask for.
A shame since the chat was fairly interesting.
Some interesting topics but the views are too often conservative and traditional. Typical in British education unfortunately.