Aspirations Voice is the home of podcasts of Aspirations Academies Trust. Our aim is to build a library of podcasts produced by staff and pupils giving an insight into a great work going on at our academies.

Season 1

Episode 1

Education pioneer, Dr Russ Quaglia, explains how working with student voice and aspirations shaped his educational practice and philosophy and why Aspirations Academies Trust based the education offered in its schools on his three guiding principles.

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Episode 2

Kat Cavaciuti and Den Murphy teach at Livingstone Academy where they oversee the implementation of Applied Learning. Here they discuss what impact that has on outcomes for students learning in this way and the implications for teachers delivering it.

Episode 3

Director of Student Leadership and Engagement, Andy David is joined by pupils of Budmouth Academy for a discussion of the role and impact of student leadership on personal development and community cohesion.

Episode 4

Director of Aspirations Learning Institute, Nick Appleby and Deputy Director, Dr Jan Hetheringon, discuss the origins of ALI, its mission to develop the Aspirations workforce, and the role of continuing education and professional development.

Episode 5

National Director of Education and Standards, Dr Jeffery Quaye OBE discusses the challenge of poor classroom behaviour and how the three guiding principles contribute to effective learning environments.

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