The Podcast

The Podcast

Episode 46 – Supporting Your Teen’s Wellbeing with Katie Pratley


Episode 46 – Supporting Your Teen’s Wellbeing with Katie Pratley

Katie joins us to talk about how to look after your teen’s mindset, while looking after your own. As they say on any aircraft safety briefing…. Fit your oxygen mask first before fitting that on your child. Dream Big, Think Limitless  Website www.thehappywellbeingclub.co.uk Free ebook https://subscribepage.io/Change-Conflict-to-Connection-in-4-Easy-Steps Instagram https://www.facebook.com/thehappywellbeingclub
Episode 45 – SENDCO Q&A with Kate Wilson


Episode 45 – SENDCO Q&A with Kate Wilson

At last – we’ve landed a SENCO! Probably the busiest individual in any school, and the subject we get the most questions about. Kate answers all of the questions that have been pitched by members and people who follow our social channels.
Episode 43 – English Literature with Sara Charles


Episode 43 – English Literature with Sara Charles

Sara Charles from Eduqas/WJEC joins us to talk about the dos and REALLY don’ts of tackling English Literature GCSE revision and exam papers. Knowledge organiser – https://resources.eduqas.co.uk/Pages/ResourceByArgs?subId=57 https://www.shmoop.com/teachers/best-practices/subject/english.html https://mrbruff.com/ https://www.sparknotes.com/
Episode 41 – Difficult (but important) conversations – Gender


Episode 41 – Difficult (but important) conversations – Gender

Whether your child is questioning their gender identity, or whether they have a friend they want to support better, this was a fascinating talk about how to navigate that journey. Find more from Esther (Fifty Shades of Gender) here:https://estherlemmens.com/https://www.fiftyshadesofgender.com/https://www.instagram.com/50shadesgender/ And find Kit Marie here: Geogramblings
Episode 40 – English Language with Catherine Oldham


Episode 40 – English Language with Catherine Oldham

Catherine is a regional representative for WJEC/Eduqas for English Language. Before this job role, she was the head of English in her time as a teacher. The information she gives is relevant to all the English Language exams, no matter the exam board being studied by your teen. Knowledge Organiser: https://resources.eduqas.co.uk/Pages/ResourceSingle.aspx?rIid=1461
Episode 39 – Physics with Lewis Matheson


Episode 39 – Physics with Lewis Matheson

Lewis is the face and brains behind GCSE physics online and the Physics Online YouTube channel. There’s nothing Lewis doesn’t know about GCSE physics, and the step up required to be successful in the subject at A level or the IB. https://www.gcsephysicsonline.com/ GCSE Physics Exam Revision Notes – Amazon Twitter: @legophysicsguy Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@PhysicsOnline
Episode 37 – Connecting With Your Teen with Rachel Friedli


Episode 37 – Connecting With Your Teen with Rachel Friedli

Rachel talks to us about the importance of having a positive connection with your teen daughter and where reconnection is required, she’s the expert! Mum’s retreat: www.positivetouch.net/teen-whisperer-retreat The ‘Disconnection to Connection’ Toolkit via my website at www.positivetouch.net
Episode 36 – All About GCSE Science with Amy Brewer


Episode 36 – All About GCSE Science with Amy Brewer

Amy is the Science Subject Advisor for OCR and joins us to provide some top tips about how students should best prepare for the GCSE science exams. Useful links: https://www.ocr.org.uk/students/  Student hub with easy access to past papers, preparing for exams and well-being. https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/blog/free-chemistry-gcse-revision-for-ocr-gateway-a/ – A link to resources to revise with that are specific to…
Episode 35 – Journalling with Francesca Geens


Episode 35 – Journalling with Francesca Geens

Francesca talks to us about her journey from ‘normal’ job to turning her journalling passion product into such a hit that it is now to be found in Waterstones. She talks about the science of happiness and how journalling can help your teen (and you!). https://happyselfjournal.com
Episode 33 – A Box Full Of Joy with Nicole Bateman


Episode 33 – A Box Full Of Joy with Nicole Bateman

Nicole talks to us about how she helps anxious children and teens to communicate their feelings using her fabulous idea of a ‘box full of joy’. https://aboxfullofjoyuk.co.uk/ https://facebook.com/a.box.full.of.joy.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/a.box.full.of.joy.uk/
Episode 32 – Meditation with Juliet Wioland


Episode 32 – Meditation with Juliet Wioland

Juliet talks about the benefits of meditation and how these can help teens who are worrying about teen issues, but particularly the stresses caused by impending exams. Insta: @wild_flower_meditations www.Innatebeing.com.au www.lorinroche.com
Episode 30 – Teen Stress with Miss Tinks


Episode 30 – Teen Stress with Miss Tinks

Miss Tinks talks to us about how to help teenagers better deal with stressful situations particularly with an eye on GCSE mock and real exams. www.misstinks.co.uk Attitude is Everything – Jeff Keller The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy What to say when you talk to yourself – Shad Helmstetter
Episode 28 – Self Harm with Satveer Nijar


Episode 28 – Self Harm with Satveer Nijar

Satveer focuses her efforts around talking to students, school staff and parents about the ever increasing prevalence of self-harm. This episode is aimed at parents to help with their awareness of the issue. http://satveernijjar.com/
Episode 26 – Teenage Boys Mental Health, with Caroline Jacobs


Episode 26 – Teenage Boys Mental Health, with Caroline Jacobs

Caroline is a teenage boys mental health expert and an adolescent wellbeing coach. She helps teenage boys and young men to worry less, talk more, and become happier and more successful.    Founder of ‘Mums of Growing Up Sons’ Facebook Group. Email: hello@carolinejacobs.co.uk Website: www.carolinejacobs.co.uk Get your ‘How to Feel More Connected to your Growing Up…
Episode 25 – Teen Brain Development with Jenny Eastwood


Episode 25 – Teen Brain Development with Jenny Eastwood

Jenny Eastwood works for The Parent Team and her expertise in neuroscience and brain development enables her to provide great advice on positive parenting, especially for parents of teens approaching assessments ….. and all the stresses they bring. She also has brilliant advice around building motivation and confidence in teenagers. https://www.theparent.team/ What’s My Teenager Thinking?…
Episode 24 – James Shone


Episode 24 – James Shone

James shares his remarkable story of overcoming considerable health challenges. His journey from headteacher designate to motivational speaker is awe-inspiring. www.icanandiam.com
Episode 22 – How to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University (part 2)


Episode 22 – How to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University (part 2)

Dr. Mark King is the admissions director for Lucy College at Cambridge University. In the second instalment of the 2-part podcast, he talks through the final stages of the admissions process and covers a lot of the FAQ’s about applying to these two universities. In these two episodes, he leaves no stone unturned in explaining…
Episode 21 – How to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University (part 1)


Episode 21 – How to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University (part 1)

Dr. Mark King is the admissions director for Lucy College at Cambridge University. In this 2-part podcast, he talks through the admissions process from start to finish. How important are GCSE grades? What post-16 subjects should be studied? What are the stages to an Oxbridge application? In these two episodes, he leaves no stone unturned…
Episode 16 – Clare Josa – Beating Exam Stress


Episode 16 – Clare Josa – Beating Exam Stress

Clare Josa is considered the UK’s leading authority on Imposter Syndrome, having spent nearly 20 years specialising in the field, including publishing the landmark 2019 Imposter Syndrome Research Study and her new book: Ditching Imposter Syndrome, which already has readers in over 30 countries. She is the author of eight books and has been interviewed by…
Episode 15 – Uju Asika – Bringing up Race


Episode 15 – Uju Asika – Bringing up Race

This is one of our ‘Difficult (but important) Conversations to have with your child’ series. These have mostly all been live-streamed via Facebook, but we will gradually be adding them to the podcast too. Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. On her popular blog, Babes About Town, she shares witty, informative…
Episode 14 – Liz Loly – Supporting a dyslexic child


Episode 14 – Liz Loly – Supporting a dyslexic child

Liz Loly is a qualified teacher and parent to a delightfully dyslexic son. With a background in communications, which began when working on the London 2012 Olympic bid, Liz now works as a Communications and Education Consultant. Liz is personally and professionally dedicated to sharing knowledge, empowering people and enabling everyone the opportunity and strategies to…
Episode 10 – Dick Moore – When the worst happens


Episode 10 – Dick Moore – When the worst happens

WARNING:  This episode contains discussions about suicide and self harm. Since November 2012, Dick has been visiting schools, universities and organisations to help raise awareness of mental health issues.  Did you know that 10% of young people are suffering from a diagnosable mental health disorder today? Not only does this mean that a vast number of…
Episode 9 – Ronit Baras – Is your child addicted to your approval?


Episode 9 – Ronit Baras – Is your child addicted to your approval?

Ronit Baras is an expert in personal development, specializing in accelerated learning, communication, relationships, parenting, work-life balance, self esteem, confidence and stress management. She has guided parents and kids on their search for passion, purpose and happiness for over 33 years. Check her out at: https://www.behappyinlife.com/ https://www.ronitbaras.com/
Episode 7 – Emotional resilience (and the stories we tell ourselves)


Episode 7 – Emotional resilience (and the stories we tell ourselves)

Kim Ades is the President and Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach and mother of 5, Kim is recognized as one of North America’s leading experts on performance through thought mastery. Kim talked to us about emotional resilience, and how the ability to not just bounce back but…