The SecEd Podcast: Creating confident teachers

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

This SecEd Podcast offers practical ideas to help us develop and support teachers to be confident and effective in the classroom

In this SecEd Podcast, produced in partnership with Access 1st, producers of the SEN-HUB CPD service, we discuss practical ideas and approaches to support teachers to be confident and effective in their practice.

We consider what a confident teacher looks like, themes of CPD and wider school support, school culture and collegiate working, school leadership, staff wellbeing and mental health among other issues.

Pete Henshaw, editor of SecEd, gets ideas and tips from Mark Grimmett, a lead practitioner and teacher of mathematics at Guildford County School, David Higginbottom, an assistant headteacher at the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust, and Penny Georgiou, director of Access 1st

This is a SecEd Partnered Podcast that has been produced with sponsorship from Access 1st. SecEd produces six partnered podcasts each year on top of our fortnightly editorial podcasts. A partnered podcast is produced in conjunction with the sponsor, focusing on agreed themes and including an expert from the sponsoring organisation.

You can listen to The SecEd Podcast below. To hear other SecEd podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'The SecEd Podcast' in your podcast application of choice. Or visit

For details about The SecEd Podcast, or to suggest future topics, email editor Pete Henshaw at


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