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: Parental Engagement in Schools

This episode discusses the tenets of effective parent/carer engagement work for secondary schools, offering advice, tips, ideas and best practice for building effective relationships.

The SecEd Podcast: Preventing challenging behaviour in schools

In this episode, we catch up with behaviour specialist Adele Bates who offers us a range of ideas and advice focused on how we can deal with and prevent challenging behaviour, teach self-regulation, and build relationships in our classrooms

The SecEd Podcast: The Future of Digital Learning in Schools

This episode looks at how digital learning in schools is evolving in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and what it will look like in the months and years to come – with lots of ideas, examples and suggestions for effective practice.

The SecEd Podcast: Diversity and inclusion in the classroom

How do we ensure that all students feel represented and included in our classrooms? ​Host Adele Bates leads a reflective and practical discussion on diversity and inclusion in the classroom, asking how we can achieve this and what this looks like.

The SecEd Podcast: Effective anti-bullying work in schools

This episode is published as Anti-Bullying Week 2021 takes place and looks at the core principles of effective anti-bullying work, including how schools can prevent and respond to bullying behaviours and incidents.

The SecEd Podcast: Early Career Teachers: Thriving & Surviving

In this episode, we offer advice to early career teachers (ECTs) to help them thrive during their first year/s of teaching. We look at common challenges, key areas of practice (pedagogy, assessment, SEND, workload, wellbeing & more), and how to get the most from your mentor...

The SecEd Podcast: Curriculum Design: Implementation & Impact

Following our popular podcast episode looking at the first of Ofsted's curriculum inspection criteria – intent – we welcome back expert Matt Bromley to discuss effective curriculum implementation and how we can best evaluate our curriculum impact...

The SecEd Podcast: Coaching and mentoring in schools

This episode looks at coaching and mentoring as part of effective CPD practice and staff support in schools. Our experts explore different models, when to use coaching and when to use mentoring, how to measure impact, and practices to avoid.

The SecEd Podcast: Effective school improvement: Practices and processes

This episode offers practical advice and ideas for effective school improvement practices and processes, including guidance from four experienced secondary school leaders who discuss their common priorities and areas of focus, core principles, vision and values and much more besides...

The SecEd Podcast: Everyone’s Invited & Safeguarding in Schools

This podcast focuses on the Everyone's Invited revelations of sexual harassment, abuse, bullying and violence in schools and the recommendations of the subsequent review by Ofsted. Our experts look at how schools must respond, the implications for safeguarding practice, and offer practical advice on how we can create a culture of safety in schools

The SecEd Podcast: Eco-work and reducing carbon emissions in schools

This episode looks at student-led eco-work in schools and how schools can reduce their carbon emissions. Our expert panel offers a range of ideas – large and small – for student-led projects and cost-saving initiatives.

The SecEd Podcast: Effective marking and feedback

In this episode, three experienced teachers offer a range of tips, ideas and advice for effective marking, feedback and assessment practices in the classroom. Themes include workload reduction, in-class marking, whole-class feedback, specific techniques & more...

The SecEd Podcast: What do our students need from schools post-pandemic?

There is a lot of talk about academic catch-up, lost learning, and a Covid generation. But what do our students actually need as we emerge from the pandemic? What should school look like from September?

The SecEd Podcast: Tackling the consequences of poverty

This episode considers the impact that poverty has on children, families and education and what schools can do about it, offering practical advice and ideas for school leaders and teachers

The SecEd Podcast: Effective transition for year 7 pupils

This episode considers how we can ensure a smooth start to secondary school for our year 7 pupils. Our expert panels discuss general best practice ideas and approaches as well as specific advice for this September and a Covid-affected transition...