Stephen Perse Podcast

Stephen Perse

About the SPF Podcast: This is the Stephen Perse Podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge. Each episode will be a conversation between staff and students discussing everything from the current political climate to important changes in education.

All Episodes

Meet our new Principal and Head of Senior School Richard Girvan as he talks about starting his new role.

Sep 2020

20 min 29 sec

In this special episode of the podcast, Principal Tricia Kelleher sits down to talk and reflect on 19 years at Stephen Perse Foundation.

Jul 2020

30 min 34 sec

Join Stephen Perse Head of Senior School, Dr Kemp, as he chats to the Drama department about the many ways they are using remote teaching to keep children engaged in Drama.  Check out our students work at - https://twitter.com/SPFdrama

May 2020

10 min 24 sec

Join Head of Senior School, Dr Andy Kemp, as he chats to Curriculum Leader of Visual Arts Mr Ben Keeble about the amazing art projects that are helping students to stay creative during lockdown.

May 2020

9 min 45 sec

Join Dr Andy Kemp, Head of Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation as he talks to Rosedale House student Imogen about her  '7.1 million Keepie Uppie Challenge for Covid Heroes' campaign.   Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/7mill...

May 2020

8 min 17 sec

Join Dr Andy Kemp, Head of Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation as he talks to Caty Wynne-Powell (Head of Creative and Design Engineering ) and Natasha Hammond (Design Engineering Teacher and Pastoral Leader Year 8) about using their time during the lockdown to create PPE visors for front line workers and the NHS.

May 2020

8 min 26 sec

Today’s episode of the podcast marks the end of the first season.   So for this episode, we are going to cast our minds back to summer 2019, and the Foundation-wide Festival of learning.   This interactive day of sustainability-focused learning and collaboration is reported on by a team of Stephen Perse students, in an excellent piece of journalism in the style of a radio show.  This podcasts has interviews from students, environmentalists and staff and captures the heart and themes of the festival.

Apr 2020

28 min 21 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our Digital Art teacher Diana Scarborough about how she combines her passion and background in engineering and art to spread the message of sustainability.

Apr 2020

11 min 22 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Dawn Hull, about her time living in Iran, and how being immersed in different cultures lead to a lifelong love of languages.

Apr 2020

11 min 39 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Sara Gustafsson, our Inclusion Specialist at the Stephen Perse Foundation, about how to creatively remove barriers to learning for everyone.

Mar 2020

11 min 4 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to alumna Alex Collis about being a city councillor, making a difference in her community and social activism.

Mar 2020

12 min 44 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks with Dr Emily Shuckburgh about working together and helping the world transition towards zero carbon. Dr Shuckburgh is a climate scientist, mathematician and science communicator. She is Director of Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s climate change initiative, and is a fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. Find out more about 'Cambridge Zero': https://www.zero.cam.ac.uk/

Mar 2020

16 min 26 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks with Dr Julia Grosse from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative about spreading a positive message of hope around climate change and sustainability.  Find out more about the CCI's Earth Optimism event: https://www.cambridgeconservation.org/event/earth-optimism-2020/

Mar 2020

13 min 16 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to one of our parents, Dr Amanda Fuller, about the changes we can all make in our lives to become more sustainable and '2030 ready'.

Feb 2020

13 min 21 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to Director of IT Andrew Brett about marathon running and the future of technology in education. 

Feb 2020

13 min 1 sec

Join Stephen Perse Sixth Form student James as he talks to fellow student and campaigner Holly about her BBC Radio 4 interview, and working on the campaign to increase subtitles in cinemas for deaf children and families with the National Deaf Children's Society.  Listen to the BBC Radio 4 interview here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000dqgl Read more about the National Deaf Children's Society subtitles campaign here:  https://www.ndcs.org.uk/about-us/news-and-media/latest-news/subtitles-campaign-launched-as-deaf-children-miss-out-on-cinema/

Feb 2020

13 min 1 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Mr David Atkins about leading mathematics at the Foundation, performing arts, and finding a space in your life to pursue something you are passionate about.

Feb 2020

13 min 8 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher and members of our student Eco Committee, as they talk to farmers in Kenya who are working with TIST to plant more trees. TIST encourages Small Groups of subsistence farmers to improve their local environment and farms by planting and maintaining trees on degraded and/or unused land. As the trees grow, carbon captured is quantified and verified and certified greenhouse gas credits are sold in the global carbon market.

Jan 2020

34 min 50 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks to our Assistant Director of Music and Pastoral Leader Year 9 Cherry Blanchard, about the importance of playing music in education and child development.

Jan 2020

11 min 46 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks to our Deputy Head of Senior School Abbey Jones, about the national climate around well-being and mental health.

Jan 2020

10 min 9 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks to writer and speaker Natasha Devon, about eco-anxiety and mental health.  Natasha Devon is a mental health writer speaker and campaigner: https://www.natashadevon.com/

Jan 2020

8 min 59 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our Head of History Mrs. Stanley about her experiences teaching in America.

Dec 2019

8 min 11 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our Head of Early Years Mrs Sarah Holyoake about our new Stephen Perse Nurseries, and nurturing personality in babies.

Dec 2019

10 min 5 sec

Listen to our conversation with Lily from the Stephen Perse Eco Committee on ways to be sustainable this Christmas and the clothing swap event organised to fight fast fashion. Guest hosted by Joe Nickson.

Dec 2019

4 min 12 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she continues the discussion of sustainability and climate change with students and colleagues at North Cambridge Academy.

Nov 2019

20 min 45 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Drama and Theatre teacher Ms Foote about a career on the stage and on TV, and what skills you need to have a career in acting.

Nov 2019

10 min 31 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to mathematics teacher Vicki Franks about her touch rugby and hockey commitments and how she balances them with work and seeing family.

Nov 2019

12 min 11 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to English teacher Miss Rebecca Taylor about her potential veterinary career, travelling the world writing articles and the life of a journalist in London.

Nov 2019

12 min 11 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Head of Creative and Design Engineering Caty Wynne-Powell about the success of her Bridge End Garden project, welcoming digital learning and how experimentation is key to developing young peoples skill in art and design work.

Nov 2019

10 min 9 sec

Join Prinicpal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our Year 5 teacher Mrs Parker, about growing up with a father in the military, and being one of the first person to eat McDonald's in Moscow.

Oct 2019

9 min 54 sec

Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our Head of Football Joe Tillen about his journey from the Chelsea FC academy, his career in professional football and his move into teaching.

Oct 2019

12 min 46 sec

Join Head of Sixth Form Spencer Pinkus, as he leads a discussion with our Student President Team on the topic of  'What makes a good leader?'.

Oct 2019

10 min 59 sec

Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Head of Early Years Verity Brownbridge, about the new Stephen Perse Nursery and her surprising journey from studying in France to teaching.

Oct 2019

14 min 3 sec

Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our former Teaching Assistant Beth Shriever (2017 Junior World BMX Champion) about her dream of  competing in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. About the Stephen Perse Podcast: This is the Stephen Perse Podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge. Each episode will be a conversation between staff and students discussing everything from the current political climate to important changes in education.

Sep 2019

8 min 15 sec

Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our Classics department (Katherine Radice, Sonya Kirk, Angela Cheetham) about writing a new Latin textbook, and how it has made Latin more accessible.     About the Stephen Perse Podcast:   This is the Stephen Perse Podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge. Each episode will be a conversation between staff and students discussing everything from the current political climate to important changes in education. 

Jul 2019

17 min 29 sec

Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our new Head of Dame Bradbury's Mrs Graham.    About the Stephen Perse Podcast: This is the Stephen Perse Podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge. Each episode will be a conversation between staff and students discussing everything from the current political climate to important changes in education. 

Jul 2019

10 min 7 sec

Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she has a chat with our new Head of Rosedale House, David Hewlett. About the Stephen Perse Podcast: This is the first podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge.

Jul 2019

10 min 18 sec

Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our new Head of Senior School, Dr Andrew Kemp, about a love of computing, playing the guitar, and the new challenge ahead of him.  About the Stephen Perse Podcast:  This is the Stephen Perse Podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge. Each episode will be a conversation between staff and students discussing everything from the current political climate to important changes in education.   

Jul 2019

8 min 37 sec

Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher discusses the environment and sustainability with students  and young activists Lily, Hope and Astrid. This is in preparation for the 'Festival of Learning', a day that provides a foundation for a wide group of students to explore the single most important issue for their generation - climate change. About the SPF Podcast: This is the fourth episode of the Stephen Perse Podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge.

Jul 2019

10 min 37 sec

Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher chats to our new Year 2 teacher Mr Matthew Hall about his former career on the West End, singing in the classroom and why creativity is important in education.   About the SPF Podcast: This is the third episode of the Stephen Perse Podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge. 

May 2019

11 min 25 sec

Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our new Head of Sixth Form, Spencer Pinkus, about changing careers, a love of literature, and returning to Cambridge.  About the SPF Podcast:  This is the Stephen Perse Podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge. Each episode will be a conversation between staff and students discussing everything from the current political climate to important changes in education. 

Apr 2019

12 min 41 sec

About the Stephen Perse Podcast: Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to 6th Form student Justin about the recent Cambridge Model United Nations conference and the importance of collaborations between young people across the world. About the SPF Podcast: This is the first podcast from the Stephen Perse Foundation, a family of 7 independent schools across Cambridge. 

Mar 2019

14 min 3 sec