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

The education system is broken and many young people are disillusioned with school. However it is still an important part of our children's future. So how do we support them to be creative, inspired and passionate about learning so they can fulfil their potential?

School is important because you need qualifications to access higher education and jobs. BUT it is only part of the learning tapestry.

Latest Podcast Episodes

189: We Are Next – Community Campaign with Mark White

February 22, 2021

At the start of 2020, Your Town launched a community campaign called We Are Next, a national campaign to get the next generation moving and more connected with health, fitness and their community.We Are Next have reached over 1600 kids across 10 schools, in two different towns in Hertfordshire. The original idea was to visit…

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188: MarvellousMe – Parent Engagement App

February 15, 2021

Inspire, involve and empower parents. ‘MarvellousMe is a game-changer for parent engagement.’ MarvellousMe engages parents by telling them about their children’s learning and success. It enriches family conversations about school and makes it easy for parents to help their children’s education and say: ‘Well done!’ Delivering a positive teacher-parent partnership, MarvellousMe makes it easy for…

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187: Teach Financial Literacy with Jon Alvarado

February 8, 2021

Jon Alvarado, founder of Teach Financial Literacy has created a lifetime financial literacy course designed to break barriers for low-income students and families. Jon spent 10 years teaching math at a school with 80% free and reduce lunch students and two years teaching financial literacy at a school with 70% free and reduced lunch students.   During that time, he…

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

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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."

Lisa Avery

Most Recent Blog Posts

National Tutoring Programme appoints Third Space Learning to provide subsidised maths support to disadvantaged children

30 Nov 2020

Third Space Learning, the UK’s largest online maths tutoring provider for schools, has announced it has been selected by the National Tutoring Programme to provide essential maths support to disadvantaged children across England as an approved Tuition Partner. From today, state maintained primary and secondary schools can access Third Space Learning’s subsidised maths tutoring support,…

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The development of handwriting skills

12 Nov 2020

The world famous Christopher Jarman Handwriting Skills book has just been updated. This is designed for teachers and parents working with their children at home. The book contains handwriting exercises, exemplar pages and fun facts about the history of handwriting. This resource is from our sponsor National Association for Primary Education. Order from the National…

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Youth Climate Summit

08 Nov 2020

The Youth Climate Summit 2020 is being brought to you through the collaboration of a large group of individuals and organisations. We would like to thank all of them for their hard work in making this happen. https://www.transform-our-world.org/whats-on Time is already running out to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. Unlike world leaders, young people…

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Education on Fire sponsor

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.

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