Do you want your children to be happy, creative and inspired? To have an inner belief that they can achieve anything?

Here you will find 3 podcasts that will support you to help achieve this goal.


Sharing creative and inspiring learning on our schools

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The most important learning and educational moments that shaped the lives of people living on their terms, with a sense of purpose, meaning and significance.

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National Association for Primary Education

Bringing schools, teachers, family and organisations together to support a child centred vision of education.

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The National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) brings together everyone who has a concern for the learning of children from birth to 13 years.

Music has always been my passion. I am a professional musician and educator. Let me show you how to give the gift of music to the pupils of your school.


"I would teach children music, physics & philosophy; but most of importantly music, for the patterns in music & all the arts are the keys to learning"


Latest Podcast Episodes

Education On Fire

103: Beat Goes On with Ollie Tunmer

July 15, 2019

Continuing our Primary Music on Fire specials I catch up with Ollie Tunmer about how the Beat Goes On is developing. This includes body percussion with literacy, samba drumming and collaborations with organisations such as Charanga.             You can get in touch with Ollie at and follow on twitter…

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102: History Rocks with Glenn Carter

July 8, 2019

  We continue our Primary Music on Fire specials this week by talking about how being authentic with your class can be inspiring for your pupils. This is especially true when you love rock music, have a YouTube Channel and created History Rocks.           Glenn Carter is a primary school history co-ordinator…

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101: Music & Drama Education Expo London 2019

July 5, 2019

Mark Taylor and Carol Aveyard from Primary Music on Fire Membership Site attended the Music & Drama Education Expo in London 2019. In this episode we discuss what we learnt and why we had such a great time. We attended 3 workshops, recorded interviews with some exhibitors and caught up with friends – old and new –…

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Learning On Fire

Our guests top 5 resources. LF040

July 20, 2019

On the Learning on Fire Podcast this week, host Mark Taylor takes you through the top 5 resources as recommended by his guests. These resources have been recommended multiple times and have a personal link to Mark. They are: How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie The Power of Now – Eckhart…

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Easy School of Hard Knocks with James Newcomb. LF039

July 13, 2019

James Newcomb joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – James Newcomb                 James Newcomb is a professional musician, specializing on the cornet after a 32 year career on the trumpet which…

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Daire 2 Succeed with Alissa Daire Nelson. LF038

July 6, 2019

Alissa Daire Nelson joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life. Our guest – Alissa Daire Nelson             Alissa Daire Nelson is regularly featured on television news segments, inside major blogs and publications, and on podcasts from…

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National Association for Primary Education

More Than A Score – NAPE 034

July 17, 2019

Mark Taylor talks to NAPE Information Officer Peter Cansell about their support for More Than A Score, a growing coalition of parents, teachers, heads and education experts, working together to call for change in the government’s over-testing regime. Children are More Than A Score Primary school is a time for self-discovery, building confidence and nourishing potential. But…

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Humanities 20:20 discussion – NAPE 033

July 10, 2019

Mark Taylor joins Dr. Tony Eaude and Professor Simon Catling in a conversation about their new project – Humanities 20:20         Join us in our campaign to restore the humanities – History, Geography, RE and Citizenship to their rightful place in the primary curriculum. We believe the humanities play a key part in a broad and…

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Kellogg’s support for breakfast clubs – NAPE 032

July 3, 2019

National Association for Primary Education has been working with Kellogg’s to help adjudicate their Breakfast Club Awards which are presented to the winners at the Houses of Parliament. This award is in addition to the Kellogg’s ‘Support for Breakfast Clubs’ grant that schools can apply for to help fund their own breakfast club. Each school…

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I love this podcast- Mark does a brilliant job of gently challenging the education status quo, and in so doing he reveals some of the most innovative, creative and inspiring approaches to education."

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National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.