Our school podcast was launched in 2021 and aims to provide discussion and insight into a variety of topics relevant to parents across the board.
Whatever school your child attends, parents often have the same sort of queries, interests or concerns and these are the areas that our staff aim to provide their opinions and advice.
Podcasts so far include:
- A parent perspective of choosing the right school
- Mud pies and nature – the benefits of outdoor learning with Iona Carmody
- What it takes to feed a school with Chef Manager Jon Simpson
- Futureproofing your daughter - Joanne Keville
- Hear from two Year 7 pupils about their transition from Year 6
- Preventing summer learning loss
- How to ensure a smooth transition to school? Ali Doheny and Gemma Glynn explain
- Special Needs in school with John Ross and why all parents need to be more aware
- The importance and value of Careers Guidance in school with Julietta Dawson
- Striking the right balance – the importance of co-curricular activities
- Promoting mental wellbeing in school and advice for parents
- The importance of choosing the right school
- Computing at The Queen's School with Joanne McKeirnan
- Preparing for exams - tips and advice from Head of Teaching and Learning Jack Sheldrake
- The old influencing the new - the importance of role models
- Step into a World of Sport at Queen's
Our first episode is with our Headmistress Mrs Sue Wallace-Woodroffe who focusses on overcoming the myths and misconceptions of single sex education. She said: "We hope that all parents find the chosen topics for discussion interesting and useful for them whether they have sons or daughters and regardless of their chosen school. We are proud of our fabulous staff at Queen's who are all experts in their field and we felt this was a new way of us being able to put their knowledge and expertise to good use and provide something that parents will benefit from. We aim to provide a wide range of discussion points so that there will be something for everyone and I am very excited to see it all come to fruition."