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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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

Music resource discount for NAPE members – NAPE 030

June 12, 2019

National Association for Primary Education are the sponsor of the Education on Fire Podcast Network and Primary Music on Fire Membership site.   To support you in providing music in your school you will receive a 50% discount as a NAPE member. Full details and how to join Primary Music on Fire can be found…

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Humanities 2020 – NAPE 029

June 5, 2019

National Association for Primary Education are pleased to support:         Join us in our campaign to restore the humanities – History, Geography, RE and Citizenship to their rightful place in the primary curriculum. We believe the humanities play a key part in a broad and balanced school curriculum. They have a crucial role in helping children…

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Starting secondary school – NAPE 028

May 30, 2019

One of the biggest concerns for Year 6 children now that SATs are out of the way is moving on to their next school. They will have often found themselves treated as responsible members of their current school, Leaders in many different areas, but for many it will be back to square one and certainly…

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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 tips for whole class primary music

14 Apr 2017

Today I want to share my top 5 tips for teaching whole class primary music lessons. In my experience you have to look at the progress and achievement of your lessons over a period of time. It is hard to gauge week on week. This can be for many reasons – the children may have just…

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Facebook, Twitter and Social media with your school

02 Apr 2017

Is it ever OK for parents to use social media to express their frustrations with a school? I have to hold my hand up and admit to doing this, but it was a last resort. Nobody was listening. Communication works both ways and when a school says that you can pop in for a chat…

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07 Feb 2017

We must never forget the impact primary teachers have upon the children they teach. The power and importance of the primary years is demonstrated in a letter received by former chair of NAPE, Jeremy Rowe.   Dear Jeremy Rowe Are you the Mr Rowe who was a primary school teacher at William Torbitt School in…

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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.