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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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

087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch

March 18, 2019

Welcome to the first episode of the new season Education on Fire – English & Literacy. We have a great selection of interviews for you over the coming weeks which I hope will help and inspire you in your teaching. As a special thank you for listening every week I will give you a FREE…

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086: Round up and catch up

March 4, 2019

Todays episode is a round up of the Primary Music on Fire Membership Site launch season and a catch up of what else is available on the Education on Fire Podcast Network. The English/Literacy season starts in two weeks time and we look forward to exploring this new topic with you.

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085: Launch day of Primary Music on Fire Membership Site

February 25, 2019

Welcome to the launch day episode of Primary Music on Fire Membership Site.   You can join now at Primary Music on Fire

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Learning On Fire

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March 22, 2019

Jesse Lozano joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Jesse Lozano           Jesse Lozano is CEO and co-founder of pi-top, the world’s leading creative learning company with a simple idea that a ‘maker-mindset’ is essential…

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Resource sharing and thank you. LF026

March 15, 2019

Today I look back at the first 25 episodes of the Learning on Fire Podcast. I say a big thank to my guests who have shared: ‘The most important learning and educational moments that shaped their lives and enabled them to live with a sense of purpose, meaning and significance.’ I talk about some of…

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Early MBA with Sadaf Raza. LF025

March 8, 2019

Sadaf Raza joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life. Our guest – Sadaf Raza           Sadaf’s vision is to empower teenagers globally to improve their university applications, thrive at work placements and discover their ideal career fit.…

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National Association for Primary Education

Oxfordshire Headteachers’ Conference – NAPE 020

March 20, 2019   Below you can see the conference programme and links for those organisations who chatted to me on the podcast. Oxfordshire Outdoor Learning Trust   Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West & Abingdon   Layla Moran is a Physics teacher by profession, formerly working in a state secondary school, as a Head of…

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Annual Schiller Lecture 2019 – NAPE 019

March 13, 2019


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Christian Schiller in his own words – NAPE 018

March 6, 2019

An extract from a lecture ‘On the Curriculum’ 28th January 1958 The National Association for Primary Education present an annual lecture with a guest speaker who creates their talk inspired by the work of Christian Schiller. This episode is read by Mark Taylor from the book ‘Christian Schiller in his own words’   CHRISTIAN SCHILLER…

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Most Recent Blog Posts

When 2 + 2 = Maths Sense

30 Jan 2017

A great host in Leeds Trinity University , the perfect partner in National Association for Primary Education and an inspiring maths seminar by Professor Ruth Merttens from Hamilton Trust was a wonderful combination for the students of LTU and local primary teachers in Leeds last week. I was there supporting NAPE who helped enabled the event to take…

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The Five Habits of Happiness – Start with Gratitude

15 Jan 2017

How Growing With Gratitude is supporting schools across the world nurture happy, successful and authentic children. 1. An Attitude of Gratitude Students are guided to regularly think about, discuss and record the things they are grateful for in their daily lives and environment. 2. Random Acts of Kindness Students are guided to plan for and regularly complete small acts…

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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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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.