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Island Education – Lessons from the Pandemic

#RethinkingEducation: The Edge Podcast

The Edge Podcast – Rethinking Education S1E3 

Edge is the independent foundation working to inspire the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to flourish in their future life and work.

In the course of our work with schools, colleges, universities, researchers and policy makers in the UK and internationally, we get the chance to meet some amazing colleagues. We want to give you the chance to meet them too and now through the Edge Podcast – Rethinking Education you can.

Each episode features Edge’s Executive Director, Olly Newton, or CEO, Alice Barnard, talking to two guests with a fascinating take on one of the key issues facing education today. At around half an hour each, we hope you can enjoy the podcast over lunch or on the move and if you’re inspired and want to find out more, join our community or connect with us on social media @UkEdge.

S1E3: Island Education – Lessons from the Pandemic

Edge has been running the Island Education Network since 2018, bringing together education leaders from islands around the British Isles, the Channel Islands and British Overseas Territories to explore the opportunities and challenges of education in a small island context. In this episode, we talk about how lessons from the island context have become applicable to schools and colleges everywhere during the Covid pandemic – you will hear from:

  • Angus McLellan, Headteacher, e-Sgoil, Stornoway about their amazing work on online learning which has been adopted across Scotland to support remote learning during lockdown.
  • Louise Misselke, Principal, Guernsey College of Further Education about adapting FE to support young people during the pandemic.

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