Join hosts Ndidi Okezie and Laura McInerney for this fun, new debate style podcast. Bringing you fresh insights on the topics & issues that surround the U.K education system today. Each episode, Ndidi or Laura will have 30 minutes to convince the other that an idea about education is not as crazy as it may first appear. They’ll make a case for their view and invite you the listeners and their special guest experts to …”Go With Me On This…”
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Season 1 Recap: Hear why everyone is raving about this new Education debate podcast!
Season 1 is officially wrapped and we’re so overwhelmed by the wonderful feedback the show has received. Listen here as Laura and Ndidi share highlights and audience reactions to the season.
A special thank you to everyone that has taken the time to engage, tweet, rate and review us. We’ve seen all your comments and we’re excited that you love the show as much as we love making it.
Go With Me On This
“Go With Me On This..." is a Storythings production
Series producer is Sarah Myles
Executive producer is Hugh Garry
Supported by Pearson UK Schools
Presented by Ndidi Okezie and Laura McInerney
Stopping Knife Crime: Ndidi thinks that Schools cannot be expected to solve Knife Crime.
In this emotional episode, Ndidi argues that ’Schools cannot be expected to solve knife crime', whilst Laura passionately seeks to convince her otherwise. This episode throws up a few surprises for both Ndidi and Laura as they try to change each other’s minds.
Our guest experts are multi-award winning entrepreneur and founder of The Safety Box, Nathaniel Peat, and Kiran Gill, CEO of The Difference, a charity that trains specialists leaders to reduce school exclusions.
Careers Education: Laura thinks that Careers education is not a good use of school’s time.
In this episode it’s Laura’s turn to take the stand and defend what some see as unthinkable. In this heated conversation Laura believes that there are other ways to prepare children for the world of work than careers education and that there are better ways to use the school's time.
This week’s guest experts are Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer at the Institute of Student Employers, and Carl Fazackerley, Head of Sixth Form and Aspirations at the Ark Woolworth Academy.
The Brand of Teaching: The Mainstream media are the biggest influence on the brand of teaching.
Ndidi argues that the mainstream media are the biggest influence on the brand of teaching. Is Ndidi’s ‘brand’ of debate going to swing Laura and guests around to her way of thinking? And will she be able to convince you?
This week’s guest experts are Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Adviser at Tes, member of Lords and founder of Xrapid, and Hannah Wilson, Executive Head Teacher of Aureus High School and Aureus Primary School, co-founder of WomenEd, and co-author of the book 10% Braver.
Parental Engagement: Parents should leave the educating of their child to the school.
In this episode, Laura argues that parents should leave the educating of their child to the school. Is she going to be able to sway Ndidi and guests around to her way of thinking? Will she be able to convince you?
This week’s guest experts are Mark Lehain, Head of Parents and Teachers for Excellence, and Sonia Meggie, award winning diversity consultant and founder of Inspirational YOU.
Knowledge vs Skills: Laura thinks knowledge should be the single biggest priority in a school's curriculum!
In this episode, Laura argues that knowledge should be the single biggest priority in a school's curriculum. But she faces strong opposition to this idea from Ndidi and guests Oli de Botton, Headteacher and co-founder of School 21, and Lewis Iwu, co-founder of Purpose Union and author of the book 'Words That Win’.
Listen and join the debate, to see whether you would be willing to... “Go With Me On This."