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: Managing EHCPs in the secondary school

This episode of the SecEd Podcast offers best practice and tips for effectively managing Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCPs) and supporting students with SEND in the mainstream secondary school.

The SecEd Podcast: Developing students’ literacy skills

This episode looks at how we can best develop the literacy skills of our students, offering whole-school, cross-curricular and classroom-specific ideas, interventions and tips.

The SecEd Podcast: How to be an effective form tutor

This episode discusses the role of the secondary school form tutor – what the role entails, how teachers can become effective form tutors, key expectations and obligations, ideas for running your form day-to-day, general dos & don'ts, and much more.

The SecEd Podcast: Career progression options for teachers

This episode looks at career progression pathways in the secondary school, advising teachers on the range of options out there, how to develop specialisms and experience, and key things to consider when planning where you want to take your teaching career.

The SecEd Podcast: Aspiring to school leadership

This episode offers advice, practical tips and inspiration for teachers who are thinking about taking on leadership roles within schools and for those already climbing the leadership ladder.

The SecEd Podcast: High-impact classroom routines

This episode looks at how to embed high-impact routines into your classroom and your teaching. We ask which routines or learning habits are the most successful and how can they be established in order to make teaching and learning more efficient and effective.

The SecEd Podcast: How to plan great lessons

This episode considers effective lesson-planning in the secondary school, offering practical advice and ideas for teachers as well as subject and curriculum leaders. Topics include curriculum-sequencing, the non-negotiables, your end-points, tackling misconceptions, and much more

The SecEd Podcast: School inspection & Ofsted

This episode tackles Ofsted school inspection. Three experts offer practical insights, advice and tips for secondary schools – including the latest inspection trends to watch out for – to help you thrive when the inspectors come calling.

The SecEd Podcast: Mental health in schools

This episode offers practical advice and ideas for how schools can support and protect the mental health of their students, including creating mentally healthy school cultures and how to handle interactions with young people who are struggling...

The SecEd Podcast: Effective school governance

This episode considers what good governance looks like in the secondary school, how school leaders and governors can work together productively, and how schools can support their governors to be effective.

The SecEd Podcast: Diversity in School Leadership

This episode looks at leadership diversity in secondary schools, offering a practical discussion about what diverse leadership looks like, how we can develop a diverse leadership culture, and the benefits this can bring to your school.

The SecEd Podcast: Teacher wellbeing: Avoiding burn-out

In 2016, teacher and school leader Peter Radford finally quit the chalkface after burning-out and breaking down due to untenable workload and wellbeing pressures. In this episode we hear his story and get his advice for both teachers and schools on how to avoid burn-out and protect staff wellbeing

The SecEd Podcast: Teacher wellbeing: Protecting school staff

Tens of thousands of teachers quit every year due to poor wellbeing and work/life balance. Across two episodes, we look at what schools can do practically to support the wellbeing of teaching staff and what teachers themselves can do to protect their wellbeing.

The SecEd Podcast: Boosting secondary school attendance

This episode of our award-winning podcast looks at why some students struggle to attend school and what we can do about it, drawing upon the findings of two major research reviews to offer practical strategies and tips.

The SecEd Podcast: Budgets and school finance

With soaring costs and real-terms funding cuts, balancing the books has become one of the biggest challenges facing schools today. This episode offers practical advice for effective school financial management during the cost of living crisis.