We need to talk about…Education – Listen

How can we take the politics out of our education systems? What is the future for assessment and curriculum? How can we grow and retain our teachers, giving them greater ownership of their profession? And with the sidelining of creative arts in the curriculum, how we can better support wellbeing in schools? Listen to The Guardian podcast to find out. 

Joining host and executive editor for membership at the Guardian Lee Glendinning is:

Andreas Schleicher, Director of education and skills at the OECD in Paris. Andreas launched the Pisa programme (in 2000) , a global test comparing the performance of different education systems.

Melissa Benn, writer, journalist, campaigner for high quality comprehensive education. Melissa was a founder member of the Local Schools Network and a chair of Comprehensive Future, an all-party group lobbying for the phasing out of selection at 11 and fair school admissions. Her latest book is Life Lessons: The Case for a National Education Service.

Alex Beard, author and educator. Alex was an English teacher in a London comprehensive and now he works with Teach for All and he travels the world in search of practices that will transform learning. He’s written about it in his book Natural Born Learners.

Listen to the podcast We need to talk about…Education – Listen

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