1st Edition

Primary Education Voices

By Matt Roberts Copyright 2024
    182 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    182 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Over the past two years, the Primary Education Voices podcast has welcomed dozens of inspirational educators with a variety of roles across primary education to share what they are passionate about. This book gives some of these educators the chance to discuss their ideas, research and reflections in a more in-depth manner to help the reader reflect more deeply about their own practice.

    This publication is a collation of writing of incredible philosophies, resources and ideas from primary practitioners, for primary practitioners. Engaging chapters cover a wide range of topics for the contributors of this book to share: from developing the right ethos and culture in your school or classroom, to considering how to make your curriculum more rich and inclusive, to considering how to look after your own well-being and vitality in the role of a primary educator. Within each chapter, you will hear from a number of contributors and be given the space to reflect on what they have shared, along with some thought-provoking questions to prompt you on how to adapt and refine your practice.

    These ideas and insights will be essential to all who work within the primary sector including trainees, early career teachers and middle and senior leaders, as well as all those who support and consult with these individuals who seek to change and improve their practice.


    1. Ethos and Attitudes
    2. Relationships in Education
    3. Curriculum Leadership and Design
    4. Teaching and Learning Approaches
    5. Developing as an educator
    6. Using Books in the Classroom
    7. Behaviour and Pastoral Care
    8. Diversity and Representation
    9. Using Technology in the Classroom
    10. Well-being and Keeping Fresh as a Teacher


    Matt Roberts is a primary school teacher, currently in Year 6, and is KS2, Maths, Curriculum and Assessment Lead. He hosts and produces the Primary Education Voices podcast which shares a platform for inspirational primary colleagues to share what they are passionate about in Primary Education.