063: What to expect from the Education on Fire podcast

Short intro to the new look Education on Fire, pre season 5.

The continuation of themed seasons

Wednesday Wisdom

New interviews with successful people who are living their dreams. How did school help or hinder them? What are the most important lessons they have learnt in their journey? Who did they meet or what did they read/hear that has made a profound affect on them. Full details coming soon.https://www.educationonfire.com/

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062: Music and the Arts Season Finale

Mark takes us through the highlights of season 4 ‘Music and the Arts’. We recap some of the great interviews and Mark shares his thoughts on what we have explored.

Check out his personal offer to come and visit your school. Do you want some FREE samba workshops?



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061: Season 4 round up with Peter Cansell

Peter Cansell and I discuss what we have learned from the Education on Fire podcast season 4 – Music and the Arts. 20 episodes of great resources.
Peter Cansell is my resident education expert. The person who provides the bigger picture and will tell me that you can’t just play music all day at school other subjects are important too!


Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in Oxford, doing advisory work, teaching higher education and as a Primary Headteacher at Harwell Primary School. He retired from that post in September 2014, but has continued as Chair of OPHTA (Oxfordshire Primary Headteachers’ Association), was elected to become Chair of the National Network of Chairs of Headteachers’ Groups in June 2014 and was delighted to have become a NAPE council member this year, serving on the editorial board for Primary First. In January of 2015 he co-founded the Oxford School of Thought, an independent education think tank. He is a trustee and chairs the management committee of another charity, Full Circle, which is well regarded for its ground breaking intergenerational work.


Season 4 starts here https://www.educationonfire.com/040-season-4-launch-show-music-arts-schools/

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060: Sue Nicholls – Primary Music Specialist


Sue Nicholls worked as a music subject leader in many primary settings during her career as a teacher. She has published several music resource books for non-specialists for A&C Black and OUP and contributed material to many other publications. Sue now works as an independent music education consultant leading workshops and courses for schools and music hubs.


Links to information in this podcast:


Voiceworks Series

Music Express


David Liggins – Ocarina

ISM Webinars – Primary Music

Music Mark

Certificate for Music Educators – Trinity

Singing Breakfast Clubs


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