Podcasts

  • Challenging stigma: A look at Dyslexia from a Dyslexic mind (or two!)

    At least 10% of the UK population is dyslexic, yet many dyslexic’s still experience a lack of understanding and support for Dyslexia in the world of work. Everyone deserves to feel understood, accepted and like they belong.

    In this podcast episode, we take a look at Dyslexia through the eyes of Sam, aka Sam the Dyslexic (a British Police Officer), and Andy Nickolls, a Dyslexic Blue Light employee (Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, previously NHS). Together we challenge the misconceptions that exist around Dyslexia. Listen and gain insight to help you better understand and support your Dyslexic employees, colleagues and friends.


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  • Technology for Learning: a Trust's experience

    Digital transformation is only growing faster and the same must be applied to our education sector. That's why we're hosting a mini series with the LEO Academy Trust to explore their model of learning, excellence and opportunity. That has led them to successfully embed technology across all their Academies.

    First up is members of their Digital Learning Team, Graham Macaulay and Cheryl Shirley. Our host Patrick McGrath, delves into their experience of using technology for learning, including what they look for in EdTech tools and what advice they have for fellow MATs and schools.


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  • Technology for Learning: a CEO's perspective

    We are continuing our mini podcast series with the LEO Academy Trust, and in this episode we're joined by CEO, Philip Hedger.

    Our host Patrick McGrath builds on his chat with the Trust's Digital Learning Team, to understand how their Senior Leadership Team makes sure that technology fits with their mission, values and aims. Philip gives us his perspective on using technology for learning and what role leadership plays in helping to unlock potential and improve the outcomes for both students and staff across a Multi-Academy Trust.


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  • Making maths accessible

    We believe everyone deserves the chance to find joy in maths. That's why we've invited two expert industry voices to join us for a special 'Making maths accessible' episode of Texthelp Talks.

    Sammy White is an FE maths lecturer & consultant, and Lilian Soon is an education adviser at the University of York. Listen along as they discuss the challenges facing maths educators and the role of technology in helping to make maths more inclusive and engaging for all students.


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  • Trends for the 2021 workspace

    In this episode of Texthelp Talks we hear from our CEO and Founder, Martin McKay. Martin sits down with us to explore what the biggest trends are for the 2021 workspace. He also takes a look back at our key learnings from 2020, reflecting on what has been a year like no other.


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  • Dyslexia, the workplace and me

    In today’s episode of Texthelp Talks we chat with Colin Moloney, Governance Manager in the UK Civil Service, about his experiences of Dyslexia in the workplace.

    Colin will chat about some of the challenges he has faced throughout his career as well as some of the strengths he brings to his job as a result of his neurodiversity. We will also discuss the ways in which technology has supported Colin and some tips for creating a more inclusive workplace for all. 


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