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Director of Policy at NAHT and NAHT Edge Director, James Bowen interviews the leading voices in education covering the topics at the heart of leadership and learning.

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    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

Director of Policy at NAHT and NAHT Edge Director, James Bowen interviews the leading voices in education covering the topics at the heart of leadership and learning.

    Technology in the classroom: a tool for learning or an enormous distraction?

    Technology in the classroom: a tool for learning or an enormous distraction?

    In this episode, NAHT head of policy James Bowen talks to education author and former teacher Daisy Christodoulou about technology in schools.

    We consider what the next big ed-tech development is likely to be, whether we should ban mobile devices in schools and why ed-tech hasn’t yet had the transformative impact on education that it has long promised.

    • 52 min
    Episode 28 - Social mobility with Professor Sonia Blandford

    Episode 28 - Social mobility with Professor Sonia Blandford

    Professor Sonia Blandford is one of the country's foremost experts on improving the education and aspirations of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.



    She is the founder and CEO of the award winning educational charity Achievement for All, which provides programmes to improve outcomes for children and young people aged two to 19 years. She is also a visiting professor of education and social enterprise at UCL Institute of Education and the author of numerous books on education.

    Edge Director, James Bowen spent some time with Sonia to see if it's possible to change attitudes and outcomes around this perennial challenge.

    • 30 min
    Episode 27 - Reconsidering resilience and its role in school leadership.

    Episode 27 - Reconsidering resilience and its role in school leadership.

    We hear from Andy Wolfe, deputy chief education officer for the Church of England, about why it’s time to rethink resilience and what it means for school leaders. Andy oversees leadership development through the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership.

    • 21 min
    Episode 26 - What can we expect from the new inspection framework? (Part 2)

    Episode 26 - What can we expect from the new inspection framework? (Part 2)

    It's the much awaited second part of our chart with Matthew Purves from Ofsted.
    Matthew gets into the specifics of what the new framework means for schools and what they'll be expecting of subject leaders.

    There's also an illuminating conversation with Julie Kelly, the Headteacher at West Meon Church of England Primary School on what it's really like to run a small school.
    With 60% of teachers in small schools leading three or more subjects, what will the implications from the deep dives?

    To find out more about our work on small schools and the research we've been conducting, please go to www.NAHT.org.uk

    • 32 min
    Episode 25 - ‘What can we expect from the new inspection framework?’

    Episode 25 - ‘What can we expect from the new inspection framework?’

    Deep dives and cultural capital. Ofsted is always an intense talking point and both this and next month, the School Leadership Podcast will keep you fully up to speed with what's expected and any new protocols.

    Earlier this term we saw the launch of an entirely new inspection framework and NAHT members have already begun to experience these new style inspections.
    Already we have seen teachers and school leaders taking to social media to share their early experiences and debate some of the phrases being used within the lexicon of inspection.

    Our Director of Policy James Bowen met with Ofsted’s deputy director for schools, Matthew Purves and goes further into what you can expect from this latest framework.

    • 40 min
    Episode 24 - Graham Frost and Lord Redesdale

    Episode 24 - Graham Frost and Lord Redesdale

    This month, we’re talking about climate change and how schools are supporting their pupils to take an active interest in one of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

    Our guests are a Headteacher and NAHT member whose school has already started taking action to reduce its own carbon footprint, and from a member of the house of lords who is leading a campaign encouraging schools and pupils to pledge to take their own action to tackle climate change.

    • 21 min

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