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.


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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

099: 4 Day Ukulele Challenge

June 10, 2019

During the last half term holiday we did a 4 day ukulele challenge with Paul Mansell a ukulele expert and author of the tutor book Ukulele School. It was great fun and Paul gave Carol Aveyard and Mark Taylor (creators of Primary Music on Fire) beginner lessons live online! We started with the very first…

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098: Ukulele School with Paul Mansell

June 3, 2019

Paul Mansell   As an author I have a publishing deal with Kevin Mayhew Ltd and my first book ‘Classical Uke’ was published in December 2017. The book has been a great success and subsequently my publisher commissioned me to write a ukulele tutorial book. The result was ‘Ukulele School’ which was published in March 2019. ​In…

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097: English & Literacy Season Finale

May 27, 2019

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this English & literacy season on the Education on Fire Podcast. Here are the links to all the episodes in this series. 087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch 088: Tagtiv8 with Bryn Llewellyn 089: Planet Poetry & Xientifica SOS with Daniel Phelps 090: Enchanted…

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Learning On Fire

Imagine IT with Richard Anderson. LF036

June 7, 2019

Richard Anderson joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Richard Anderson           Rich is a Visionary, Type-A, entrepreneur with a background in Accounting, Mergers/Acquisitions and Solution Development. He is also a black belt in…

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Beyond the Rut with Jerry Dugan. LF035

May 31, 2019

Jerry Dugan joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Jerry Dugan               Jerry Dugan is an Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a combat medic in the 3rd Infantry…

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Boys Alive with Janet Allison. LF034

May 24, 2019

On todays show we have a slight change of format as I chat with Janet Allison about teaching and raising boys. About Janet Allison Educator After receiving her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington (cum laude), Janet Allison began her teaching career in a Waldorf School with a class of 10…

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National Association for Primary Education

Education A Manifesto for Change with Richard Gerver – NAPE 024

May 1, 2019

  Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, famously transformed into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the…

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Take a break – NAPE 023

April 10, 2019

Here are the details for the Christian Schiller Lecture 2019. We are taking a 2 week break for the Easter Holidays but will be back and revitalised in the summer term. Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app or platform and to keep up to date with all the content sign up…

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4th Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference – NAPE 022

April 6, 2019

NAPE was recently invited to the 4th Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference in London. Robert Young – General Secretary/Interim Chair and Mark Taylor attended. In this episode Mark discusses his thoughts about the event and also provides an update on the Christian Schiller Lecture 2019 with guest speaker Prof. Teresa Cremin. Christian Schiller Lecture 2019…

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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.