National Association for Primary Education

Robert Morgan Editor of Primary First – NAPE 038

 

Robert Morgan – Editor of Primary First and NAPE National Council.

Robert has 12 years’  experience as a primary school teacher from schools in Torfaen, Southwark and Bexley. He was a mathematics, assessment and history coordinator,
a teacher governor, well-being officer and an assistant headteacher. He was appointed to the University of Greenwich in 2007 as a senior lecturer in Education & professional Studies. Robert’s doctoral (EdD) dissertation explored the perceptions of trainee teachers working with teaching assistants. Robert is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and external examiner at the University of Wolverhampton. Robert is the vice-chair of SACRE for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, chair of the Agreed Syllabus Committee for the same borough and a trustee of the Compass multi-academy set of schools, also in Greenwich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk 

 

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Welcome to the new year 2019/20 – NAPE 037

The National Association for Primary Education launches the NAPE podcast for the new academic year.

We talk about some of the highlights from our first 36 episodes and give a few insights into what is coming next.

 

If you are new to NAPE here is some background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

This show is part of the Education on Fire Podcast Network

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School Hygiene Essentials Initiative – NAPE 036

On the podcast this week I talk to Peter Cansell – NAPE Information Officer about how they are working with Essity to try and improve hygiene standards in school toilets.

 

Last year Essity founded and launched the School Hygiene Essentials Initiative which is a collaboration of hygiene, health and education experts who are working together to try and improve hygiene standards in school toilets and improve hygiene education for children.

 

Partners in the School Hygiene Essentials Initiative include the National Association for Primary Education (NAPE), the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA), childrens’ bladder and bowel charity ERIC, the Paediatric Continence Forum (PCF), Bladder and Bowel UK, and In Kind Direct who help distribute essential products to community organisations including schools.

 

This is a good example of the collaborative work NAPE is able to do in supporting schools beyond policy and curriculum subjects.

 

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

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Festival of Voices 2019 – NAPE 035

As a non-political charity the National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) does some incredible work to support children live their best lives from birth to 13.

Nothing epitomises this more than their Festival of Voices concert series that has been in existence for 36 years. This event at Dorchester Abbey brings around 240 school children together to perform in a beautiful venue with a live band. Not only do they do this once but due to the demand they now produce 6 concerts in one week during June.

NAPE is run by volunteers and it is a credit to their enthusiasm and dedication that such a concert series is possible.

Over the 36 years of Festival of Voices, the regional event at Dorchester Abbey – run by the Oxfordshire branch of NAPE – has been expanded to include a national concert at venues such as Wembley Conference in London and Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

This year to celebrate the 36 years of success we decided to create a behind the scenes podcast and video so you could see and hear from those involved.

The culmination of a children’s choir, supportive teachers and an audience of proud, passionate families makes for something quite special.

If you would like to see what an ‘on location’ podcast looks like to record please watch the video on the NAPE website.  nape.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

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More Than A Score – NAPE 034

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 primary school children in England are being let down by a system that cares more about measurement than their education.

Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development. It puts an unnecessary burden on children, parents and teachers alike.

Heads, parents and governors can unite and demonstrate their opposition to a system saturated with high-pressure testing by signing and displaying our Pledge.

www.morethanascore.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

 

 

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