6 Podcasts Every Education Professional Should Listen To

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Looking for a new way to learn but too busy to sit down with a book. Why not try a podcast on the go?

Podcasts are ever increasing in popularity which means there’s plenty out there for you to get stuck into. 

Whether you’re an Educational Psychologist, an EHCP writer or a Teaching Assistant, you won’t be short on choice when it comes to finding new learning material. 

With this said, here are 6 of our favourite education and SEND podcasts:

Education on Fire 

Mark Taylor

Education on Fire’ will help you create the best environment for your students to thrive.

Professional musician, Mark Taylor equips listeners with advice needed to give children a school experience they’ll remember for the right reasons. 

“I don’t remember much about the education policies at the time I was at school. I do remember the classes and teachers that got me excited about learning, and those that created an environment for me to grow, thrive and be me.” he says on his website.

If you’re looking for an inspirational podcast, this is the one for you! 

Education Untapped 


Commissioned and owned by London Borough of Sutton, Cognus provides education services to mainstream and specialist education providers in Sutton.

Their ‘Untapped’ podcast, gives educationalists monthly advice on supporting the wellbeing and learning of young people. 

If you’re looking for new strategies to implement in the classroom, this is definitely worth a listen! 

Inside Your Ed 


Inside Your Ed’ explores the policies involved in education and delves into stories from across the education system. 

If you like to look ahead, this podcast is great for exploring the future of education. 

Covering stories from schools, colleges, universities and apprenticeships, there’s something for you no matter the age you teach! 

The SENDcast

Dale Pickles

The SENDcast keeps listeners up to date with best practice and policy changes surrounding Special Educational Needs and Disability. 

You’ll have no issue broadening your knowledge with topics such as ‘What makes a great SEN teacher’ and ‘How laughter and playfulness can be used to reduce anxiety’.

SEND in the experts

Georgina Durrant

If you work with young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, this podcast should be of interest to you.

Host Georgina Durrant, a mum of two and former head of Special Educational Needs in a secondary school, is frequently joined by guests who support students with Special Educational Needs.

If it’s an uplifting and informative podcast you’re looking for, ‘SEND in the experts’ should be right up your street.  

The Teacher Toolkit Podcast


A digital media platform for teachers, ‘The Teacher Toolkit’ provides a learning space for teachers across the world to further their knowledge and access classroom resources.

Exploring a variety of topics from brain health to the importance of reading out loud, the ‘Teacher Toolkit’ podcast is the perfect listen for education professionals looking to be more effective in the classroom.

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