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Welcome to our new parent podcast, the place where we talk to staff, parents and pupils to provide discussion and insight into a variety of topics relevant to you. Whatever school your child attends, parents often have the same sort of queries, interests or concerns and these are the areas that our staff aim to provide their opinions and advice. We hope you find them interesting and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you want to find out more about our school.
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#007 - Welcome to The Queen’s School, Chester Podcast, the place where we talk to staff, parents and pupils about topics that are relevant to you. In this episode we’re talking about Careers Guidance with none other than Julietta Dawson. We’re about to hear how careers guidance has changed in 2021 when compared to the 80s and 90s, the transferable skills that apply to multiple job roles, how children can prepare when they don’t have a clear idea of their own future and how parents can help support their children to make the right choices. So let’s not waste any more time but instead come with me while we talk careers guidance with Julietta Dawson. www.thequeensschool.co.uk 
#006 - Welcome to The Queen’s School, Chester Podcast, the place where we talk to staff, parents and pupils about topics that are relevant to you. In this episode we’re talking about SEN, Special Educational Needs, with John Ross, the school’s SEN Co-ordinator, or SENCO. You’re about to hear why it’s important for parents with children who don’t present any special needs to listen to this episode, the different ways that special needs can present themselves and what a parent could do if they have any questions or concerns about their own children. This is a great episode and you’ll love the way that John speaks about this subject with such commitment, dedication and passion. Let’s get into it right now, SEN with John Ross. www.thequeensschool.co.uk 
#005 - Welcome to The Queen’s School, Chester Podcast, the place where we talk to staff, parents and pupils about topics that are relevant to you. In this episode we’re talking to Alison Doheny, Lower School Head of Infants, and we’re talking to Gemma Glynn who is Head of Transition and Head of Year 7 at school. This means these are the perfect people for us to talk to about addressing some of the most popular questions pupils and parents have regarding transition in school. Ali and Gemma will highlight some of the tools and methods the school uses to help pupils and parents with the transition process. And we find out how parents can help too. But we also find out what Ali and Gemma love the most about ensuring the girls experience a smooth transition, always important. So come with me now as we speak to Ali and Gemma.www.thequeensschool.co.uk 
#004 - Welcome to The Queen’s School, Chester Podcast, the place where we talk to staff, parents and pupils about topics that are relevant to you. In this episode we speak to Gill Taylor, Director of Studies about the summer holidays and finding a solution to something called the ‘Summer Learning Loss’. Gill’s going to explain what that’s all about, how parents can tailor learning-opportunity activities in the holidays, the different resources available to parents that can help keep a student actively learning, and we’ll discover some of the cognitive benefits of playing Minecraft. Let’s not waste any more time but dive on in with me as we speak to Gill Taylor. www.thequeensschool.co.uk 
#003 - Welcome to The Queen’s School, Chester Podcast, the place where we talk to staff, parents and pupils about topics that are relevant to you. In this episode we speak to Joanne Keville, Deputy Headmistress at The Queen’s School. We’re about to find out what futureproofing students actually means, how the school’s curriculum plays a part in this and why it’s so important to have a global perspective in life. So come with me as we step into a conversation with Joanne Keville. www.thequeensschool.co.uk 
#002 - Welcome to The Queen’s School, Chester Podcast, the place where we talk to staff, parents and pupils about topics that are relevant to you. In this episode we speak to Iona Carmody, Head of the Lower School about the importance and benefits of outdoor learning. We ask her why she’s so passionate about outdoor learning, why it really matters to young children, and how her own childhood of growing up a long way from Chester has shaped who she is and why she feels so passionate about outdoor education. So come with me as we step into a conversation with Iona Carmody. www.thequeensschool.co.uk 
#001 - Welcome to The Queen’s School, Chester Podcast, the place where we talk to staff, parents and pupils about topics that are relevant to you.In this episode we speak to Sue Wallace-Woodroffe, Head of The Queen's School. We’re going to find out about the different school environments she worked in before arriving at The Queen’s School, what the biggest myths are surrounding an all-girls education, and how the classroom in an all-girls school is different when compared to a co-ed environment. But we’re also going to find out where in the world she’d like to visit if she could travel anywhere, see if you can guess where it might be. So come with me as we step into a conversation with the Head, Sue Wallace-Woodroffe. www.thequeensschool.co.uk
Welcome to our new podcast, the place to find out more about our school and where we'll be speaking to staff, pupils and parents so that together we're all connected. Our first main episode is coming soon so be sure to check back here in the next few days to see the first release.If you have any questions in the meantime please contact the school through the main website.Thank you for taking an interest, we'll see you soon.
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