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TTR Top Ten: February 2024

What were the ten most downloaded TTR shows in February 2024? Read on to find out what made our TTR Top Ten!


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10) English and Cultural Awareness through Art: The Twilight Show with Graham Stanley


English and Cultural Awareness through Art: The Twilight Show with Graham Stanley

Graham talks to Hania Bociek about English and cultural awareness through art.



 

9) Teacher Training today - how effective are the accelerated pathways? The Twilight Show with Michelle Hinds


Teacher Training today - how effective are the accelerated pathways?  The Twilight Show with Michelle Hinds

Michelle Hinds is joined by Hope Fashina, Lauren Bassett, and Ewan Goddard to discuss the strengths and areas for development in teaching training provision today.



 

8) The PFI Scandal and school budgets: Education Tonight with Brent Poland and Adam Spence


Education Tonight with Brent Poland and Adam Spence

Brent and Adam unravel the intricate web of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) crisis in British schools., analysing the long-term implications and challenges schools face in meeting these obligations.



 

7) Changing Roles to Support a Better Work Life Balance: The Twilight Show with Hannah Wilson


Changing Roles to Support a Better Work Life Balance:  The Twilight Show with Hannah Wilson

Hannah's show with Jim Roebuck explores well-being in and out of schools as they offer tips to make sure you can be present at both home and work. This show is essential listening for teachers throughout the profession, from trainee to SLT and beyond.



 

6) The A-Z of Secondary Leadership: the Late Late Show with Paul Hazzard


The A-Z of Secondary Leadership: the Late Late Show with Paul Hazzard

The A-Z of Secondary Leadership considers how we approach leadership in secondary schools, from the moment of arrival in a new post to the exploration of further possibilities. It covers creating a culture, recruiting and retaining the best staff, encouraging cognitive diversity, working with stakeholders, leading in the community and, perhaps most importantly, how to look after yourself as you take on a very challenging role.


Read more about the show and our five top takeaways about secondary leadership here in partnership with John Catt Educational. Use the code JCTTR2324 for 20% off The A-Z of Secondary Leadership and your entire John Catt order - happy reading!



 

5) The importance of PSHE in schools: the Sunday Social with Anna Hudson


The importance of PSHE in schools: the Sunday Social with Anna Hudson

Anna is joined by Oscar Pimlett and Malarvilie Krishnasamy to explore PSHE in schools.



 

4) Boomers to Bloomers: how much has pupil behaviour changed over the years? The Twilight Show with Michelle Hinds


Boomers to Bloomers: how much has pupil behaviour changed over the years?  The Twilight Show with Michelle Hinds

Michelle is joined by Coshia Belvet for a frank, honest and open discussion on classroom behaviour and Behaviour for Learning approaches - lots of practical classroom management takeaways.



 

3) One's finger on the teacher's pulse: The Twilight Show with Maud


One's finger on the teacher's pulse: The Twilight Show with Maud

We hear about the teacher recruitment and retention crisis, low teacher morale, the rise in mental health issues in young people, school buildings crumbling because of the 1950s RAAC concrete, heavy workload and the pressures of OFSTED. So how are teachers doing? Maud takes advantage of her half-term holiday to express the joys and difficulties that teachers face on a daily basis.



 

2) What's supply teaching really like in 2024? The Late Show with Tom Rogers


What's supply teaching really like in 2024? The Late Show with Tom Rogers

Tom is joined by two current supply teachers, Beth and Stuart, who share their experiences of working on supply. Beth shares her story of working as a supply teacher in 15 different London schools since September, including some shocking behaviour incidents she has had to face. Stuart is an experienced supply teacher, on his third 'stint'. He shares his positive and negative experience and includes some advice for supply teachers and leaders who support them.



 

1) Lessons from the Head's Office: The Late Show with Hannah Wilson


Lessons from the Head's Office: The Late Show with Hannah Wilson

School leadership is a challenging and rewarding job that requires determination, flexibility and a careful understanding of the people you work with. Current headteacher Brian Walton speaks to Hannah Wilson about how to face the challenges of leadership head on and succeed without sacrificing your principles or your wellbeing.


Read more about the show and our five top takeaways from the Head's Office here in partnership with SAGE Education: the latest thinking, fresh ideas and must-have resources to support you at every stage of your education career.



 

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