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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

Top 5 Teaching Tips I’ve Learned from Season 1

13 Jan 2017

1. Be interested in your pupils and know their story. 2. It’s not just what you say but how you say it! 3. Be aware of what environment are you creating. 4. Build communities both within and outside of your school. 5. Look after yourself. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1. Even in a large class a teacher can…

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This school concert has gone viral – Kaylee Rogers

28 Dec 2016

Why is music important? Because it touches and connects people in a way that can’t be put into words. When you watch this you ‘feel’ what learning is all about.

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A voice for education and society by Peter Cansell

16 Nov 2016

We need to hear the views of real educators, those of us who have a grounding in giving children a chance to learn.

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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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