Headteacher Update Podcast: Effective teachers and teaching in the primary classroom

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

What does great primary school teaching look like? How can we develop effective teachers and teaching in the primary classroom? In this episode, our experts offer practical advice as well as a range of tips, ideas and inspiration for primary school leaders and teachers alike.


This episode dissects the secrets to great and effective teaching in the primary school classroom. Host Helen Frostick, a former headteacher and National Leader of Education, looks at some of the pedagogical elements that make for great lessons, the qualities that great teachers have and how we can support and develop our teachers to excel.

Her guests are Sue Jepson, headteacher of Barnes Primary School in London, Gary Murrell, executive headteacher of two primary schools in west London, and Osi Ejiofor an edtech expert and a former primary school teacher and senior leader.

Topics and themes include supporting early career teachers in particular, mentoring/coaching, CPD, staff collaboration, developmental observations, using technology & developing edtech expertise, performance management, recruitment, engaging with educational research, growth mindset, metacognition and more.



You can listen to this episode of the Headteacher Update Podcast above. To hear other Headteacher Update podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'The Headteacher Update Podcast' in your podcast streaming application of choice. Or visit www.headteacher-update.com/knowledge-bank/podcasts/

For details about The Headteacher Update Podcast, or to suggest future topics, email editor Pete Henshaw at pete.henshaw@markallengroup.com


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