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Welcome to the Berkhamsted Spotlight, Berkhamsted School's podcast channel. Join our weekly guests from inside the classroom to behind-the-scenes of our day-to-day activities through to life beyond Berkhamsted. Find out what it's really like to be part of our remarkable community. Thank you for taking an interest, we'll see you soon. www.berkhamsted.com

Welcome to the Berkhamsted Spotlight, Berkhamsted School's podcast channel. Join our weekly guests from inside the classroom to behind-the-scenes of our day-to-day activities through to life beyond Berkhamsted. Find out what it's really like to be part of our remarkable community. Thank you for taking an interest, we'll see you soon. www.berkhamsted.com

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Welcome to the Berkhamsted Spotlight, Berkhamsted School's podcast channel. Join our weekly guests from inside the classroom to behind-the-scenes of our day-to-day activities through to life beyond Berkhamsted. Find out what it's really like to be part of our remarkable community. Thank you for taking an interest, we'll see you soon. www.berkhamsted.com

Language:

English

Contact:

020 7858 2246


Episodes

Speaking with Girls Head of House, Boarding tutor and Second in History Will Findlay

7/6/2022
#038 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re speaking to Will Findlay who works at Berkhamsted doing three different roles. He’s a Girls' Head of House, he’s also a Boarding tutor and then in a teaching capacity he’s also the Second in History. He explains to us what each of these roles encompasses, how they all fit together and what that means for the students too. But we also hear what Will has changed his mind about in the last two years and what his remarkable moment at...

Duration:00:22:56

Talking about Seussical, the School Production with the Head of Drama and Year 6 pupils

6/29/2022
#038 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re going into a school production. Mrs Turnley, Head of Drama at Berkhamsted, is joined by five of the Year Six pupils and together we hear what it felt like to be in a recent school production. Berkhamsted online Website: www.berkhamsted.com Facebook: BerkhamstedSchool Twitter: @berkhamstedsch Instagram: berkhamstedschools

Duration:00:21:05

Discussing Staff Research with Deputy Head, Hannah Butland and Head of Reseach, James Cutler

6/8/2022
#037 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight I’m joined by Hannah Butland, Deputy Head: Teaching Learning & Innovation and James Cutler Head of Research and Teacher of English, and they’re here to talk to us about research. And when I say research I’m talking about staff research, to improve their teaching practice. That’s all coming up in this episode so come with me now as we speak to Hannah and James Berkhamsted online Website: www.berkhamsted.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:24:14

Alastair Harrison, Asst Head of English, EPQ Coordinator and Sixth Form tutor

5/25/2022
#036 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to Alastair Harrison, Head of English, EPQ Coordinator and Sixth Form tutor Alastair is going to talk to us today about how he got into English, what he did after completing his time at Exeter University what he finds most challenging at school in 2022, enrichment activities, literary walks and even meditation That’s all coming up in this episode so come with me now as we speak to Alastair Harrison, Head of English, EPQ...

Duration:00:22:23

Headteacher at Berkhamsted Boys School, Tom Hadcroft

4/20/2022
#035 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to Headteacher at Berkhamsted Boys School, Tom Hadcroft. Tom’s going to talk to us about his first term as Headteacher, how he’s found it there, some of the differences between Berkhamsted and where he was before, and what makes Berkhamsted so special. But we also get to hear what his remarkable moment has been in just the first few weeks and, at the end, what he’s changed his mind about in the last two years (and hooray,...

Duration:00:22:34

Head Girl Rebecca, and Head Boy Orlando

3/30/2022
#034 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re speaking to Head Girl and Head Boy Rebecca and Orlando. They’ll discuss the process of applying for the roles of Head Girl and Head Boy, some of the challenges they face and what they like about the roles. But we’ll also hear about what subjects they’re studying and how their recent mock exams went (hopefully all good!) So come with me now as we speak to Head Girl, Rebecca and Head Boy, Orlando. Berkhamsted online Website:...

Duration:00:24:40

The cast and crew of Shrek The Musical

3/23/2022
#033 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re speaking to the cast and crew of this year’s school performance Shrek The Musical. We’ll be hearing from pupils Louis, Anna, Will and Ellie, as well as Performance Director, Mrs Dawn Wylie. They’ll tell us all about the roles they played in the performance, the emotions they were feeling during their final show and their highlights from the entire production. So come with me now as we speak to the cast and crew of Shrek The...

Duration:00:23:14

TooledUp Education - revisiting pastoral with Tracey Evans, and Dr Kathy Weston

3/16/2022
#032 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re going back in time. We are revisiting our pastoral podcast featuring our Chief People Officer, Tracey Evans, and Dr Kathy Weston from TooledUp Education. Berkhamsted Schools Group are partnering with TooledUp Education to provide access for parents to their large resource of a truly inspiring online digital library of evidence-based resources on all aspects of parenting, education and family life. Berkhamsted and TooledUp Education...

Duration:00:24:54

Sixth form life at Berkhamsted with Martin Walker

3/4/2022
#031 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re looking back at a previous episode because the team are excited that the work for the new future of Berkhamsted Sixth is set to begin next week. So this is an episode with Martin Walker, Headteacher at Berkhamsted Sixth, recorded in 2021 but it’s still just as relevant today in 2022. So to accompany the work that’s starting next week we’re going to hear Martin talk about sense of purpose, we’ll hear about young entrepreneurs coming...

Duration:00:24:23

Stepping into Design and Technology with Amanda Attfield

2/23/2022
#030 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to Amanda Attfield, the Head of Design and Technology at Berkhamsted. Amanda’s going to tell us all about Design and Technology, and how she gets young students to be passionate about the subject, why its important to get more girls doing Design and Technology and we also get to hear the opportunities A Level students can expect with their qualification. This is a great episode, I’m sure you’re going to love it so let’s dive...

Duration:00:20:58

Headteacher Nicola Nicoll talks about Heatherton and science

2/16/2022
#029 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re stepping into Heatherton because on the morning of Friday 18 March they’ll be holding an open event. So if you’re a member of the school community then why not share this episode with people you know who might be interested in coming along. To book your place just visit www.berkhamsted.com/admissions and everything you need is right there. And in this episode Headteacher Nicola Nicoll talks about Heatherton and science. Find out...

Duration:00:20:42

Pre-Prep and Prep revisited

2/10/2022
#028 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re going back in time. Heads-up for you, Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep are holding their open events on Saturday 26 February with Pre-Prep’s in the morning and Prep in the afternoon. So we thought it would be good to revisit two conversations from 2021 and put them together into this episode. Headteachers Karen O’Connor and Jamie Hornshaw provide some insights into their schools which is a great place to start if you’re looking to find...

Duration:00:52:34

Outdoor Ed - fashionable or a key part of school education?

2/2/2022
#027 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re going outdoors with the wonderful world of outdoor education. Simon Payne, Director of Outdoor Education, explains what it’s all about. And if you ever thought it was just going to be geography field trips then you’re in for a surprise! Simon talks us through how outdoor education looks for the young children in school right through to sixth form, and even what happens when children leave school and they’re persuing their own...

Duration:00:31:25

Unpacking Music at Berkhamsted

1/26/2022
#026 - Remarkable community indeed. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re jumping into the music department. This means we get the chance to speak to Steph Gunary, Director of Performing Arts Development, Ben Noithip, Head of Solo performance and Malcolm Melling, Head of Ensembles. And what a team they are! We hear all about solo concerts, the visiting music specialist teachers, what it’s like playing in groups, the junior orchestra, the choir rehearsals on Tuesdays and what...

Duration:00:34:30

The benefits of single sex education - is it still relevant?

1/19/2022
#025 - Remarkable community indeed. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to Berkhamsted Girls Headteacher, Liz Richardson. Liz will talk to us about the values in single sex education, the benefits it has in a teaching environment, the wellbeing of the girls and their happiness in a same sex environment and how she responds to those that claim same sex schools have become outdated. Liz will also talk a little bit about her background and experience, what school was...

Duration:00:25:39

In conversation with the Director of Drama, Dominic Curtis

1/12/2022
#024 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the Director of Drama Dominic Curtis. Dominic will discuss his role as Director of Drama, why drama at school is such a useful subject regardless of a student’s career aspirations and what the House of performing arts is all about. But we’ll also find out about his responsibilities as an Inspirational teacher at Berkhamsted. So come with me now as we speak to Director of Drama, Dominic Curtis. Berkhamsted...

Duration:00:23:01

Christmas is coming!

12/15/2021
#023 - It’s Christmas in the Pre-Prep and this may well prove to be one of the favourite podcast episodes of the whole channel so far. We have a unique moment to enjoy some time with some of the children in Reception, they’ll be talking to us about Elf Day, some children from Year One talking about the Nativity, the children from Year Two giving their understanding of what the Christingle service is all about and finally we hear from two of the parents from Stepping Stones talking about the...

Duration:00:23:45

Power BI - what is it? Nick Cale explains.

12/8/2021
#022 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the Deputy Head, Curriculum and Assessment, Nick Cale. So, in this episode we’re going to be talking about something called Power BI, what it is, how it’s used and how it helps the teaching staff at Berkhamsted. We also have a chance to talk to Nick about his background and how he got into teaching. That’s all coming up in this episode, so come with me now as we speak to Deputy Head, Curriculum and Assessment, Nick...

Duration:00:23:27

Religion - a place for all and the benefits of time to reflect

12/1/2021
#021 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the school Chaplain, Reverend Jane Markby, and Assistant Chaplain, Chloe Hopkins. So today, we’re going to discover how the school’s Christian ethos works alongside the many faiths and diverse cultures in the school, how the Chaplaincy support students and why it’s important to encourage reflection. But we also get to discuss the bigger picture about the impact of faith and spirituality in the Berkhamsted...

Duration:00:26:40

Leadership skills, why are they so important?

11/25/2021
#020 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the Deputy Head Leadership, Duncan Hardy. Now, Duncan is in charge of co-ordinating opportunities for leadership development for pupils and staff at Berkhamsted. That means in this episode we’ll get to find out how the leadership programme works, what co-curricular is and why children learning skills like leadership and public speaking is so important to their development in school. So come with me now as we speak to...

Duration:00:28:08