The Renaissance Space Podcast is an opportunity to showcase all that global education has to offer. Each month we’ll be uploading an episode focussing on a trending or hot topic within the education community. We’ll be chatting to guests from all corners of the education sector.
Browse below for our most recent episodes, or view all our episodes here.
More Than Just Words on a Page – The ATOS Level
Margaret chats with children’s author and ex-teacher, Matt Beighton. They discuss the benefits of using ATOS from Renaissance to level any book. Show More
More Than Just Words on a Page – Whole Class Reading
To kick off our new series entitled, ‘Reading – More Than Just Words on a Page’, Margaret chats with the Assistant Headteacher of Tor Bridge Primary School in Plymouth. Show More
EdTech Focus – EdTech Overseas
In the final episode of our EdTech Focus series, James speaks to Heather Howard, Assistant Lead of English, Key Stage 3 coordinator & Literacy Coordinator at GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai. Show More
EdTech Focus – The Assessment Solution
In this week’s episode in our EdTech Focus series, Margaret speaks to Joe Neale, the trust-wide English lead and Karen Bolland, the Assessment & Data Manager for Schoolsworks Academy Trust. Show More
Renaissance Space Podcast – Bonus Episode – The international school with a new reading culture
In this one-off bonus episode, James speaks to International School Librarian Kate Ling at Swans International School, Marbella. Show More
EdTech Focus – The Maths Star
In the second episode of our new series, EdTech Focus, Margaret speaks to Teacher and School Improvement Leader, Catherine Magee. Show More
EdTech Focus – The International School Librarian
In the first episode of our new series, EdTech Focus, James speaks to International School Librarian Jack Morris at Cranleigh School, Abu Dhabi. Show More
World of Reading – World Book Day Special
In our World Book Day special episode of our brand new series, a world of reading, Margaret speaks to school reading leads Rachel Coverdale and Georgina Sheridan. Show More
Covid School Miniseries – The Researcher
The third episode in the Covid School Miniseries. Margaret Allen speaks to researcher Dr Sarah McGeown as they discuss ‘A Guide to Reading Enjoyment’. The guide covers all areas of reading enjoyment for pupils, teachers and parents. Show More
Covid School miniseries – The Teacher
The first episode in the Covid School miniseries – Margaret Allen speaks to Joe Neale, Trust-Wide English Lead at Schoolsworks Academy Trust. Together, they discuss all things assessment, English, teaching in a COVID-19 environment and what can be done to support pupils in the future.
Covid School Miniseries – The Parent and The Assistant Headteacher
The second episode in the Covid School miniseries and our Christmas special – Margaret Allen speaks to parent and Gemma Buchanan and Assistant Headteacher Paula Trahern. Show More
Renaissance Space Podcast – World of Reading – The Blogger
The first episode in our brand new series, ‘A World of Reading’. Margaret Allen speaks to teacher, Reading Lead and blogger Kelly Buxton. They discuss what Kelly believes to be core to reading in a school. Her passion, interest, and knowledge are evident in her blog, Are Children Listening.
Renaissance Space Podcast – Covid School Miniseries – The Headteachers
Margaret Allen speaks to headteachers Navroop Mehat and Nick Hart. They discuss how their respective schools have approached the 20/21 academic year with further school part-closures and continuous remote learning. Both guests provide valuable insight into how they have planned and implemented their curriculum before, during and beyond remote-learning circumstances.
Meet the presenters:
Bringing with her a wealth of experience and an established educational professional network. As a former teacher, Margaret brings her own knowledge and understanding of how the education sector operates, specifically with EdTech and Primary Schools.
With a vast experience of Education Research across the sector, James brings with him a passion for social mobility and education rights for both staff and students alike.