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SecEd Podcast

Jan 19, 2022

This episode looks at how middle and senior leaders should approach the first 100 days in any school leadership role with lots of advice and tips for school leaders new in post.

We discuss: How to prepare for a new leadership role and identify early priorities; what a new leader should do and avoid doing in their first...


Jan 5, 2022

This episode discusses effective parent/carer engagement work for schools, offering advice and ideas.

We discuss a parental engagement timeline (when this work should begin and how it can be sustained), handling conflict with parents, how to engage with “hard-to-reach” parents, community out-reach, and protecting...


Dec 8, 2021

In this episode, we catch up with Adele Bates, a behaviour specialist, ex-teacher and author of Miss I Don’t Give a Sh*t: Engaging with challenging behaviour in schools.

Our practical discussion looks at how we can deal with and prevent challenging behaviour, what challenging behaviour looks like, when it occurs and...


Dec 1, 2021

This episode looks at how digital learning in schools is evolving in the wake of the pandemic and what it will look like in the months to come.

We discuss lessons learnt from Covid, how the pandemic experience has changed practice and use of technology – and where we go next.

We offer ideas for edtech practices that...


Nov 24, 2021

Host Adele Bates leads a reflective and practical discussion on diversity and inclusion in the classroom – how we can achieve this and what it looks like.

We touch upon representation, avoiding tokenism, evaluating the resources we use to deliver our curriculum, and ask how we can include all students and ensure...