The Education Policy Podcast
Policy Podcast for England #2.6

Policy Podcast for England #2.6

June 22, 2022

In this episode join Rob and Martin as they take a trip to Belfast and the Community Biennial Conference.

  • We talk to National Officer, Helen Osgood and Education Sector Committee delegate, Caroline McDonald  about the Education report and their experiences of Conference. 
  • We hear from NEC member Melynda Standring and self-employed branch delegate, Jessica Toale on the emergency motion raised about the situation in Ukraine.

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Policy Podcast for England #2.5

Policy Podcast for England #2.5

May 24, 2022

In this month's episode Rob and Martin take a look at... 

  • The proposed Schools' Bill and possible changes to Childcare Ratios, and 
  • How to keep safe on Social Media at work

And we bust your Long-Covid and disability myths

 

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Social Media at Work advice pages

Long Covid protocol

Policy Podcast #2.4 - Stephen Lawrence Day

Policy Podcast #2.4 - Stephen Lawrence Day

April 22, 2022

Join Rob and Martin in this special edition of the Podcast commemorating Stephen Lawrence Day.

In this episode: 

  • we hear from colleagues and members who share their stories
  • we learn about the learning and training that is on offer to combat racism
  • we share in a special performance of Any Bus Stop in England

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This episode features the poem, Any Bus Stop in England by Paul Lyall, published in Black Lives Matter: Poems for a New World.  Used with kind permission of the author.

Policy Podcast for England #2.3

Policy Podcast for England #2.3

March 22, 2022

In this episode join Martin & Rob as we look at

  • What we hope will be some of the final Covid updates 
  • and share some of our recent topics of discussion with the DfE
  • We share the news about the Support Staff pay award 

We explore the Job Applications process, preparing for interview and resigning from your current role

And of course, we bust those “any other reasonable task” myths

Policy Podcast for England #2.2

Policy Podcast for England #2.2

February 23, 2022

Join Rob and Martin as they discuss: 

  • The latest COVID situation 
  • Political Impartiality 

We look at Pensions - the different schemes available to members working in education settings and issues with pension indexing. 

And we bust some pension myths!  

 

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Policy Podcast for England #2.1

Policy Podcast for England #2.1

January 26, 2022

In this month's episode Rob and Martin chat with Education Officer, Ben Richards about being a workplace rep and the training that is available to Voice Community members to become one,  

We also:

  • update you on all things Covid,
  • ask for your feedback on ITT and Teacher Pay, and
  • Bust those differentiation myths
Policy Podcast for England #10

Policy Podcast for England #10

December 22, 2021

In this episode Rob and Martin look back at some of their favourite bits from the podcasts of 2021.  Join them as they revisit: 

  • The EYFS framework changes
  • Green Book & Job Evaluations 
  • Ofsted and the 4-part lesson plan 

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Policy Podcast for England #9

Policy Podcast for England #9

December 7, 2021

Join Martin & Rob as they discuss  

  • The DfE's Climate Change & Sustainability Strategy
  • Ofsted's £24m boost 
  • COVID - The reintroduction of measures, Omicron, and long covid 
  • Threshold & Upper Pay Scale expectations 
  • What can be expected of me when I'm off ill
Policy Podcast for England #8 - Supply Worker Special

Policy Podcast for England #8 - Supply Worker Special

October 28, 2021

In this episode with Rob and Martin

  • What is current in the Covid news?   
  • Working Supply we discuss 
    • Supply Survey Results 
    • Agency Workers Regulations 
    • Supply Staff Pay and  
    • Interview Mike Donnelly from Premier Teachers
  • We bust some supply staff planning and marking myths
Policy Podcast for England #7

Policy Podcast for England #7

September 29, 2021

In this episode Martin & Rob discuss 

  • What’s going on with Covid? - vaccination 
  • The National Funding Formula reforms 
  • Early Career Teachers 
  • And bust some appraisal myths
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