Don't Shoot the Deputies is a podcast about teaching and leadership, run by two Deputy Headteachers, Steve & Russell (@DynamicDeps). Our podcast covers a wide range of relevant topics and includes regular guest-episodes too.
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A Deep Dive Into Curriculum With Nick Hart
Nick Hart is a Headteacher who has led a school from Requires Improvement to Good under the new inspection framework. He gives us some sound advice on curriculum development, how best to prepare for an inspection and the things to look for when gauging the impact of a curriculum.
Science With Beth Budden
In this episode we're talking Science with teacher, leader and Science specialist Beth Budden. We reflect on how we best introduce scientific concepts to children, while also exploring other important issues such as assessment, curriculum design and what cultural capital looks like in this subject.
Dead On Feet But Happy
Russell and Steve may be 'dead on their feet', but they're happy. In this episode, they take some time reflect on the first term of 2020-21, sharing some of the reflections of their members from their group, 'Make an Impact Education', on Facebook.
Geography With Mark Enser
In this episode with teacher and author Mark Enser, we explore the subject of Geography. We look at features of effective Geography teaching, common misconceptions and advice for curriculum-design. Mark's precise explanations are enlightening and helpful whether you're a teacher or leader in education.
Diversity In History
This episode examines diversity within the History curriculum. What is it? Why is it important? How can we make sure that when we teach History we reflect a diversity of perspectives?
With help from Karin Doull and Paul Bracey, we explore these big questions. A helpful episode for all teachers, those with a responsibility for curriculum-design are those who simply have an interest in the past!
Author and Illustrator David Litchfield
This episode features our first ever author/illustrator guest, and it is the wonderfully talented David Litchfield; author of many beautiful books including 'The Bear and the Piano'. In our interview we find out more about the man behind the books, as well as gaining a fascinating insight into his sources of inspiration and the processes behind the books we love. A must listen for anyone interested in children's literature.