39 episodes

The We Are In Beta Podcast tells the positive, practical and personal stories of inspirational school leaders tackling big challenges in their schools. Each episode takes a deeper look at a different topic through the eyes of the people we speak to, capturing a range of voices - colleagues, parents and students - along the way.

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The We Are In Beta Podcast tells the positive, practical and personal stories of inspirational school leaders tackling big challenges in their schools. Each episode takes a deeper look at a different topic through the eyes of the people we speak to, capturing a range of voices - colleagues, parents and students - along the way.

    Roadmap to Renewal

    Roadmap to Renewal

    In this episode, we speak with Kiran Mahil - History and politics teacher in East London. Obviously, things have changed a lot due to covid19, but what might not be obvious is how we will regain the things we’ve lost over this period. Kiran and friend (and fellow teacher) Hannah Dalton, have come up with a document that allows schools to understand what has been lost and consider how they will respond. It’s called the Roadmap to Renewal. We talked to them about it.

    • 13 min
    So how's it been?

    So how's it been?

    In this episode, we speak with Sharifah Lee- The Deputy Headteacher of Dorney School in Windsor. We spoke to Sharifah in a previous episode and she mentioned that they're opening their school to more students. That was a couple of weeks ago... We wanted to see what worked, what hasn't and how it's been.
    Learn more about our guests, their schools, the roles they are recruiting for, and access all resources and bonus content from episodes at www.weareinbeta.community.

    • 14 min
    Activism takes action

    Activism takes action

    In this episode, we speak with Chantelle Clarke -Head of Department at Frederick Bremer School, Waltham Forest. We talked about how recent events have led to more support of Black Lives Matter and similar movements. But what do we do with that support? 

    Learn more about our guests, their schools, the roles they are recruiting for, and access all resources and bonus content from episodes at www.weareinbeta.community.

    • 16 min
    Attendance

    Attendance

    In this episode, we speak with Anita Woodward-Benn about her role as the trust attendance manager at the University of Brighton Academies Trust. You could say attendance officers have a reputation for being the rule keepers. But Anita thinks about it differently. She thinks attendance practitioners could and should be the front line of support for families. How? By focusing on building relationships with parents.

    • 17 min
    What's good online CPD?

    What's good online CPD?

    In this episode, we do something a little different. During lockdown, there's been a lot of online CPD. There's plenty of research about what good CPD and good online learning look like. But what do teachers who've attended these sessions say? We ask three teachers about their recent 145+ experiences . Hopefully, it will helpful for CPD leaders when delivering sessions.

    Learn more about our guests and their schools, and access all resources and bonus content from episodes at www.weareinbeta.community.

    • 12 min
    Moving on Up

    Moving on Up

    In this episode, we speak to Emily Reynard - Headteacher of MEA Central - about year 7 transition. Emily talks about why transition is so important and how it's not an isolated incident; a transition is felt by every year group.

    Learn more about the school, roles they are recruiting for, and access all resources and bonus content from episodes at www.weareinbeta.community.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

JakeDavey ,

Asking the right questions

Great to hear someone speaking so passionately about driving improvement in education.

Bigbellowingrapper ,

Real stories being told

Thank you @NiallAlcock and the We Are In Beta team. Being able to listen to real stories from Educationalists who are making a difference and really doing things in their field has been inspirational.

KitMC ,

Relevant to any industry

Extremely well produced, with thought provoking stories and interviews. It’s like an episode of radiolab!

I’m not in education but there are so many relevant and transferable lessons and insights which can be applied to any industry. Love the new structure of the second series and can’t wait to hear more.

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