"Would I have been happy had I stayed in that place?" Susan Pallister, Educational Consultant, with over 20 years of leadership experience in UK schools, talks to her guests, including leading educationalists, young people and technology entrepreneurs, to discuss and debate what is happening, post-pandemic, in schools and universities across the globe. What should and must change? Ought there to be more focus on celebrating the achievements of students and their teachers? Are we right to be searching for "the bright belief that there will be another marvellous thing around each corner"? Join Susan Pallister and her guests on the Independent Teacher Podcast. Join the debate, join the discussion. (Quotes from JH Carr's, A Month in the Country)
Flexible Working with Antonia Spinks
In this episode, Antonia Spinks, Co-CEO and Director of Education at Pioneer Education Trust, talks about the importance of flexible working for all teachers and its crucial role in retaining and recruiting staff. We also talk about the DfE's flexible working Ambassador School initiative and learn about the way in which diversity, equality and inclusion have shaped Antonia's leadership journey.
The Writing Game with Robin Hardman
Robin Hardman, Head of Politics at a school in south-west London and author of 'The Writing Game', talks about his lifelong passion for improving his own students' writing skills. Robin explains how and why his own love of writing developed and his subsequent determination to produce an evidence-informed book consisting of engaging lesson activities applicable in all subject areas. Robin introduces our listeners to the work of Professor Steve Graham, Karen Harris and Gary Troia. And we also learn about Robin's exciting plans for the future.
Being resilient & being your best self with Sarah Garrington
Sarah Garrington, international speaker and Head of Resilience at a leading law firm, discusses the importance of resilience in education and the problems of perfectionism in students. We touch on the issue of gender and resilience, as well as considering how teachers can manage some of the stressful situations they often encounter. We also put Sarah's expertise to the test by presenting her with a number of typical scenarios that colleagues may, at some point in their careers, have faced in the workplace.
Early Career Teachers with Judith Fenn, Executive Director of IStip
In this episode, we talk to Judith Fenn, Executive Director of IStip. We chat with Judith about her own career, her leadership of IStip, the 'Early Career Teacher' programme, some of the problems related to the recruitment of teachers in light of the pandemic, as well as the role of the 'over 50s' in the profession. Finally, Judith explains why she thinks teaching is such a glorious career.
Leading a world class engineering academy with Dan Locke-Wheaton.
Dan Locke-Wheaton, Principal of Aston University Engineering Academy, talks about the importance of engineering in the curriculum and provides an insight into the groundbreaking work he has pioneered at the school. Dan also takes us on his own leadership journey in this fascinating and inspirational episode.
A New Deal for a New Generation with Aishwarya Machani
In this episode, Aishwarya Machani, a UN Foundation Next Generation Fellow, talks about her role working with the UN Foundation, the challenges facing young people today, the importance of inter-generational justice as well as the crisis in Ukraine. We also discuss the importance of Aishwarya's own education both at school and university in helping her to become one of only eight UN Next Generation Fellows.