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

096: Purple Mash & 2Simple with Danica Chapman

May 20, 2019

Danica Chapman is the Regional Professional Development Manager at 2Simple covering London North and East (UK). Danica was a primary school teacher for 23 years and has extensive experience working in educational technology – both developing resources and delivering high quality CPD in her area. She works hard supporting schools with their use of Purple…

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095: My education expert discusses English and literacy

May 13, 2019

Peter Cansell talks to me about his thoughts on the English & literacy season so far. Peter is my resident education expert. The person who provides the bigger picture and will tell me that you can’t just play music all day at school other subjects are important too!   Peter has been in education professionally for…

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094: Reading for Pleasure – Prof. Teresa Cremin

May 6, 2019

It was my privilege to be at the NAPE Annual Schiller Lecture last week to listen to Prof. Teresa Cremin speak on the topic – Reading for Pleasure: developing readers for life.                                 You can find out more about Teresa…

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Learning On Fire

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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Flipped Lifestyle with Shane & Jocelyn Sams. LF033

May 17, 2019

Shane & Jocelyn Sams join me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explore the most important learning and educational moments that shaped their lives. Our guest – Shane & Jocelyn Sams                   We are Shane & Jocelyn Sams.  We are a real family from Kentucky making…

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Kognity with Karin Bjerde. LF032

May 11, 2019

Karin Bjerde joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life. Our guest – Karin Bjerde               Karin Bjerde is Head of Strategic Growth at Kognity, and a true global citizen having lived abroad most of her life.…

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National Association for Primary Education

Website relaunch – NAPE 027

May 22, 2019

THE WAY WE WORK FOR PRIMARY EDUCATION The National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) brings together everyone who has a concern for the learning of children from birth to 13 years. Members and affiliated schools work to improve education through the Early, Primary and Middle Years. This week I take you through the relaunch of…

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Robert Young General Secretary – NAPE 026

May 15, 2019

In the latest episode of ‘Meet the National Council’ I interview Robert Young General Secretary and Interim Chair of National Association for Primary Education. Robert Young General Secretary             Robert has been active in NAPE since 1986 when NAPE SE London was established as a university based branch and was…

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Reading for Pleasure with Prof. Teresa Cremin – NAPE 025

May 8, 2019

National Association for Primary Education in collaboration with the School of Education, Oxford Brookes University, present the Annual Schiller Lecture READING FOR PLEASURE : developing readers for life Prof. TERESA CREMIN  The lecture will explore the cognitive, social and emotional benefits of reading and in particular will focus on how, when teachers share their reading lives…

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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

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21 Dec 2018
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Rosemary Evans Bequest Award

28 Oct 2018

National Association for Primary Education Rosemary Evans Bequest Award Are you a recently qualified early years / primary teacher (QTS gained since June 2016)? Are you keen to reflect on your professional development as a classroom practitioner? Are you keen to get something published in an educational journal and add it to your CV? If…

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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.