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The Brick In The Wall

Aimed at parents, teachers, support staff and more. The B®ick In The Wall Podcast brings you lighthearted education news and views plus a lot more! With live studio guests and the infamous Confessional, tune in each week to get the latest episodes. New episodes released every Tuesday. Don't forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts so you don't miss out!

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S3E9: The Wind of Change with Sir David Carter takes a look at the success of academy trusts.

The duo are joined by Sir David Carter to discuss his book, Leading Academy Trusts: Why some fail, but most don't. Sir David shares his thoughts on what makes a successful academy trust and the benefits of the academy system on education more widely. We also discuss Sir David's leadership journey from his time at The Cabot Learning Trust through to National Schools Commissioner.Don't miss the hilarious Confessional where Sir David shares a mishap that can happen when you pick up a xylophone with a gassy belly!To buy a copy of Sir David's book please click here. We highly recommend for anyone working in education. A must read.Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode through most podcast providers or:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

43mins

2 May 2021

Rank #1

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S3E8: Easter Special with Dame Alison Peacock - Reconnection, Re-ignition and Resilience

The duo are joined by Dame Alison Peacock to discuss the work of the Chartered College in supporting the development of teachers and the wider education system. We discuss the high quality research available to members and how the Chartered College works tirelessly to celebrate, support and connect colleagues to take pride in the profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people.Alison also shares her thoughts on the work of the college during lockdown and the upcoming CPD available to members. You can join the Chartered College by clicking here. Remember, if you are a trainee teacher, membership is free!Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode through most podcast providers or:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

39mins

4 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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S3E7: Vocation, Speeches and Fire Alarms takes a look at the importance of vocational qualifications within the curriculum

The duo are joined by Tom Campbell (Senior Education Officer) and Jamie Kilner (Senior Advisor Vocational Curriculum) to discuss the importance of vocational qualifications within the curriculum and how they play a key role in developing employability skills and impact positively on social mobility.You will not want to miss The Confessional where Jamie admits to getting a little carried away in a cricket lesson and Tom gives the wrong speech!Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode through most podcast providers or:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

51mins

27 Mar 2021

Rank #3

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S3E6: The Shifting Sands of Leadership with Dr. David Sands takes a look at climate change education, university in lockdown and leadership

The duo are joined by University of Bristol's Dr. David Sands to discuss the changing landscape of leadership and the importance of climate change education for young people. David also shares his research into the NPQ programme and how they compare with the Hong Kong Principal Programme. The results are interesting to say the least!David also shares with us how universities have had to adapt their offer during the pandemic and how overseas students have been supported throughout the period of remote lectures. It is interesting that no matter the age and stage, there seems to be similarities in approach.Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode through most podcast providers or:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

44mins

20 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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S3E5: The Reconnect Effect takes a look at the need to focus on reconnection and not catch-up.

Listen as the duo are joined by Greenwood Academies Trust CEO, Wayne Norrie to discuss the wider opening of schools and the need for a more positive narrative on pupils returning. Wayne also shares his thought on reconnection and the work with Sir. Kevan Collins on the identification of key groups (children and adults) on returning - Bouncebackers, Leaning, Intensive Support, Less time to learn and Transition. This is a must listen for all who work in schools.Also, don't miss Wayne share his thoughts on capturing the lessons from the last 12 months and how not to behave in a team meeting!Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode through most podcast providers or:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

44mins

3 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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S3E4: Renegades, Returners and Body Art takes a look at the plans for wider opening, exams and Summer Schools for children

Renegades, Returners and Body Art takes a look at the plans for wider opening, exams and Summer Schools for children. The duo are joined once again by Mark Denny to review the latest news on wider opening and Exams released this week. Listen as the team discuss the impact on children and students as well as the latest competition in the podcast sphere.The duo also discuss the unfair treatment on Social Media and on TV of a colleague for simply having tattoos. One of the duo also shares their first ever tattoo experience ......... it wasn't the fear of the pain that was the problem, it was more what their mum would say!Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode through most podcast providers or:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

43mins

25 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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S3E3: Baptism of fire: Life as a new Head in lockdown

The duo are joined by new Headteacher, Leah Wright, to discuss her first 100 days in headship and the challenges of starting a new job in a pandemic. Listen as the duo discuss the latest plans to extend the school day and the Yorkshire Pud's thoughts on changing the school year are met with tumbleweed.You won't want to miss the confessional and the fun and games of having your own child in your class. Let's just say it involves a can of silver spray paint and a young graffiti artist!Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode through most podcast providers or:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

33mins

8 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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S3E2: 'To mute or not to mute'. The trials and tribulations of the blended learning offer.

'To mute or not to mute'. The trials and tribulations of the blended learning offer takes a look at the many challenges and positives of remote learning being faced by teachers and parents alike. The duo are joined by one teacher from Derbyshire and a parent who home schools to discuss blended learning as well as the benefits that come with this approach. The duo also discuss two genius ways in which children have managed to get out of online learning. Remember, if your internet is lagging just press ALT and F4!Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode through most podcast providers or:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

39mins

2 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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S3E1: Behaviour, Books and Broken Legs with Adele Bates

The duo are joined by Behaviour and Educational Specialist Adele Bates to discuss approaches to managing challenging behaviour in the classroom and how remote learning may be benefitting children with SEMH concerns. Adele also shares information on her upcoming book, 'Miss, I don't give a sh...!' which is due to hit bookshops in the autumn.Also hear how Adele once made a child dance the Jive before realising that he actually had a broken leg! One Confessional you do not want to miss.Adele BatesBehaviour and Education Specialist“I’ve had juice poured on my head, been whacked by a skateboard – and have taught a year 7 pupil who has experienced severe trauma, how to read their first ever word…”Adele Bates is a Behaviour & Education specialist who helps school leaders, classroom teachers, homeschooling carers, and parents support pupils with behavioural needs and SEMH to thrive with their education. She is the author of "Miss, I Don't Give A Sh*t," forthcoming from Sage & Corwin and a TEDx Speaker 2020. For her tips and resources check out adelebateseducation.co.uk.Find out more about the Behaviour and YOU! Project and contribute here - https://bit.ly/34utGfQ You can also follow Adele on Twitter @AdeleBatesZSubscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

51mins

23 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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S2E12: Christmas Special

Listen as the duo are joined by regular guest, Mark Denny to take a look back at the last year in education and our favourite podcast episodes and guests. Mark also takes the opportunity to launch his attempt at a Christmas No. 1 with All I Want For Christmas Is Guidance from Gavlar!Subscribe to the podcast and never miss an episode:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-b-ick-in-the-wall/id1511332667Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FDkXgUYXElVFSZUprnIZIGoogle: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMDQ4NTQwLnJzcw==Follow usTwitter: @TheBrickWallPodFacebook: www.facebook.com/thebrickinthewallpodcastInstagram: The Brick In The Wall Podcast

52mins

21 Dec 2020

Rank #10