The SecEd Podcast interviews secondary education experts and focuses on best practice, policy and research in the classroom and across the school, offering practical advice, insights and examples from professionals working in and with UK secondary schools. Each episode features a panel of teachers, school leaders and other experts and tackles topics relevant to secondary teaching and learning and wider education practice.

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The SecEd Podcast: Classroom behaviour

This episode offers practical tips for secondary teaching staff to help you manage behaviour effectively in your classrooms, including tangible strategies for your 'in the moment' behaviour toolkit.

The SecEd Podcast: Preventing suspensions and exclusions

This episode considers what schools can do to identify vulnerable students who may become at risk of suspension or exclusion and how we can intervene to pull them back from the brink.

The SecEd Podcast: Delivering the Pupil Premium in secondary schools

In this episode we discuss excellent Pupil Premium practice and offer practical tips and ideas for how schools and teachers can support their most disadvantaged pupils, including a focus on attendance, Pupil Premium strategies, and effective interventions.

The SecEd Podcast: Effective line management in schools

This episode looks at how to be an effective line manager in the secondary school, offering practical advice, examples and strategies for middle and senior leaders who have line management responsibilities.

The SecEd Podcast: A school leadership survival guide

This episode looks at how school leaders – especially headteachers – can thrive and survive in their role, including wellbeing and work/life balance advice, tips for leading from the front, handling the biggest challenges of leadership, and advice for those new to leadership roles.

The SecEd Podcast: The first & last 10 minutes of your lessons

In this episode, three experienced teachers discuss how to start and end our lessons in the secondary school classroom, focusing on getting the first and last 10 minutes right – from the point of view of both behaviour and learning.

The SecEd Podcast: Great teacher questioning

Good questioning is at the heart of great teaching. This very practical episode looks at how teachers can plan and ask effective questions to support student participation, learning and progress, including lots of tips, ideas and techniques to try in your classroom

The SecEd Podcast: Teaching neurodiverse students

This episode of the podcast asks how classroom teachers and teaching staff can best support the learning, progress, and wellbeing of their neurodiverse students, offering practical insights and ideas.

The SecEd Podcast: Safeguarding: Advice and tips for teachers

This episode looks at the role of the classroom teacher and teaching staff when it comes to effective safeguarding practice, offering insights, tips and practical dos and don’ts – especially when it comes to spotting the signs and handling student disclosures.

The SecEd Podcast: Subject reviews & deep dives

This episode focuses on subject and curriculum reviews – or “deep dives” – in the secondary school, asking what they are, how we can conduct them effectively without burdening staff, and what information we can and cannot expect to gather accurately.

The SecEd Podcast: Boosting student curiosity and motivation in the classroom

Three experienced teachers discuss tips and advice for how we can foster student curiosity and motivation in the secondary school classroom, with lots of examples and ideas for your teaching.

The SecEd Podcast: Flexible working in the secondary school

This episode offers practical tips and insights about how secondary schools can plan and implement flexible working practices to boost teacher recruitment and retention

The SecEd Podcast: How to be a calm school leader

What is “calm leadership” and how can this philosophy help middle and senior leaders in schools to be effective and inspiring in their roles? We chat to Patrick Cozier, the long-serving headteacher of Highgate Wood School, about his philosophy of calm leadership and how it has enabled him to thrive and survive during the trials of headship.

The SecEd Podcast: Building connection and strong relationships with your students

This episode discusses how we can build strong connections and relationships with our students – especially those who are vulnerable or 'hard to reach' – in order that they have the best chance of overcoming barriers and making progress in our classrooms.

The SecEd Podcast: Safeguarding & disclosure: A survivor’s story

In this episode we speak with Rachel W – an abuse survivor who disclosed to staff at school when aged 14 after suffering years of abuse. Rachel talks powerfully about her story and the lessons schools and school staff can learn from her experience of disclosure in order to improve safeguarding practice.