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

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.

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

105: Glimpse into Season 7

July 29, 2019

I hope you enjoyed the Primary Music Specials over the last few weeks. We are now taking a holiday siesta before our season 7 launch which will focus on wellbeing. As I mentioned in the show here are the links to the beginning of each season so far for you to look back or visit…

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104: Hands-on teaching aids from Rhythmically Yours

July 22, 2019

The Primary Music Specials continue this week with Kelly Parish from Rhythmically Yours. We discuss how Kodály supports her teaching and what she sells on her Etsy store. Kelly Parrish is an elementary music educator in the DFW area of Texas who graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor’s of Music and a Piano Pedagogy certificate.…

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103: Beat Goes On with Ollie Tunmer

July 15, 2019

Continuing our Primary Music on Fire specials I catch up with Ollie Tunmer about how the Beat Goes On is developing. This includes body percussion with literacy, samba drumming and collaborations with organisations such as Charanga.             You can get in touch with Ollie at and follow on twitter…

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Learning On Fire

Learning on Fire Siesta. LF041

July 29, 2019

On todays show Mark gives an overview of how this Learning on Fire podcast fits in the eco system of the Education on Fire Podcast Network. There are 3 podcasts and a music membership site: Learning on Fire Podcast – The most important learning and educational moments that shaped the lives of people living on their…

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Our guests top 5 resources. LF040

July 20, 2019

On the Learning on Fire Podcast this week, host Mark Taylor takes you through the top 5 resources as recommended by his guests. These resources have been recommended multiple times and have a personal link to Mark. They are: How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie The Power of Now – Eckhart…

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Easy School of Hard Knocks with James Newcomb. LF039

July 13, 2019

James Newcomb joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – James Newcomb                 James Newcomb is a professional musician, specializing on the cornet after a 32 year career on the trumpet which…

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National Association for Primary Education

School Hygiene Essentials Initiative – NAPE 036

July 31, 2019

On the podcast this week I talk to Peter Cansell – NAPE Information Officer about how they are working with Essity to try and improve hygiene standards in school toilets.   Last year Essity founded and launched the School Hygiene Essentials Initiative which is a collaboration of hygiene, health and education experts who are working together to…

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Festival of Voices 2019 – NAPE 035

July 24, 2019

As a non-political charity the National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) does some incredible work to support children live their best lives from birth to 13. Nothing epitomises this more than their Festival of Voices concert series that has been in existence for 36 years. This event at Dorchester Abbey brings around 240 school children…

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More Than A Score – NAPE 034

July 17, 2019

Mark Taylor talks to NAPE Information Officer Peter Cansell about their support for More Than A Score, a growing coalition of parents, teachers, heads and education experts, working together to call for change in the government’s over-testing regime. Children are More Than A Score Primary school is a time for self-discovery, building confidence and nourishing potential. But…

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28 May 2019
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Punctuation Mats

16 May 2019

Do your pupils struggle to use punctuation accurately? The accompanying activity sheets and display resources also encourage them to use perfect punctuation every time! To celebrate our English & Literacy season have generously given you the opportunity to download some of their wonderful resources for FREE. During each week of this season I will add a new…

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A Story about a Catalan school.

03 May 2019

Guest blog post by Jeremy D Rowe. This story starts in a very unlikely way: we went to a symphony concert at Barcelona’s Auditori, with the Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona, which was to include Brahms’s 3rd Symphony and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Before the concert started, a short video was shown about music teaching in a local…

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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.