Rethinking Education: shaping the future of education

Find out all about Rethinking Education - a brand new podcast that brings together voices from across the education sector to take part in conversations that matter. Available to listen to on Spotify!
Rachel Foster and Jo Gray for the podcast.
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Latest episode

In our latest episode, our hosts welcome Paul Hodgkinson, CEO of Bolton Impact Trust, to reflect on the rising number of pupils with SEND and the importance of a relational approach to behaviour management, pupil voice, and parity of aspiration. 

Join us for a truly inspirational and heart-warming conversation, as Paul explains what it means to write education strategy through the eyes of the child.

Tune in on Spotify!

Introducing Rethinking Education

Navigating the complex and ever-changing world of education can be challenging, but our new podcast series ensures you don’t have to do it alone. 

Whether it’s keeping up to date with new guidance, trends and policy developments, or building upon best practice and evidence-based strategies, our commitment to supporting world-class teaching means that we are always on hand to help you stay ahead of the curve. 

Tune in to hear directly from industry experts and leaders, as we collectively address the challenges in education and shed light on the incredible opportunities that lie ahead.

Listen to our first episode now.

Meet Our Hosts

Join our hosts as they discuss the latest success stories and solutions that are driving positive change in education.

Rachel Foster

As Director of HR and Education Strategy, Rachel has represented schools, academies, local authorities and governing bodies in risk management, employment tribunals and other litigation, exit strategies and succession planning. She has a deep understanding of school leadership and business management. 

Jo Gray

Jo Gray 

Jo has many years of school leadership experience, working with schools all over the North West and beyond. As Head of Educational Development, she works across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 delivering leadership support, whole school curriculum and literacy support. Jo is also lead moderator for KS1 & 2 in Oldham and monitors SATs and phonics in Manchester.

Previous Episode

Our previous episode reflects on the challenges of pupil attendance, punctuality and persistent absence together with Head of Education Welfare, Jess Lane, and Head of Creative Psychotherapy in Education, Jeni Goodfellow-Pemsel. 

A compelling discussion that reminds us of the extraordinary impact of early intervention and therapeutic support.

Listen to our previous episode.


We have many more thought-provoking episodes to come and we can’t wait to share them with you. 

Stay tuned for further updates! 

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