🎙️ Podcast 99: School Improvement During A Pandemic


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Patrick Ottley-O'Connor

Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working...
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How can you improve school standards by ‘going slow’, and during a pandemic?

Our 99th interview is with Patrick Ottley-O’Connor, a head teacher in the North of England for 17 years and a practising teacher for 37!

In this podcast, listen to Patrick and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:

  • Patrick’s route into teaching, starting in the 1980s
  • When the ‘headship conversation’ was first raised for him
  • The types of headships
  • Working with new teams as an incoming head teacher
  • Government support and teacher isolation during COVID-19
  • Patrick’s views stance on recovery curriculum and when to address the knowledge gaps and,
  • Pupils’ general attitude and behaviour during the pandemic.

Listen to the podcast (29 minutes)

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You can follow and connect with Patrick on Twitter; learn from some of his wisdom.


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