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Creating a School Podcast: What’s your USP?

Published on 01/10/20

With schools and trusts on the lookout for new digital ways to interact with students, parents and each other, the trend for school podcasts is rising! 

According to Ofcom, around 7.1 million people now listen to podcasts in the UK each week. That equates to one in eight people as of September 2019* and the restrictions of lockdown life during 2020 will only have caused that number to grow! 

Find your 'unique'

If you’ve ever considered the possibility of hosting a school podcast – either for community engagement or to swap best practice with your peers, then you'll want to listen to this!

We’ve shared some advice from James Burtt, owner of the Ultimate Podcast Agency, on the most important way to make your podcast powerful. James has launched over 125 successful podcasts and 85% of them have ended up in the iTunes top charts!

So, let’s hand over to him to see what he has to say:

Peterborough Schools Podcast Competition

If you’re really getting into your school podcasts or you’re just starting out and based in the Peterborough area, why not enter our PCR FM podcast competition?

All you need to do is share your thoughts on your lockdown experience to be in with a chance to win £250 of Amazon vouchers for your school and the opportunity to be played on air on PCR FM in November!

Finally, a little bonus podcast knowledge:

If you’re a teacher or staff within a school looking for an educational based podcast series sharing best practice and real-life examples of inspirational leadership then check out the absolutely fantastic We Are In Beta podcast series by Niall Alcock.

If you’re after more of a relaxing (not to be listened to in the earshot of children!) entertainment style podcast about the challenges of the profession, then we’re also loving the BBC Radio 4 & BBC Sounds ‘Secret Life of Teachers’ podcast series.


*Ofcom - https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/rise-of-podcasts  

Katie Sixsmith

Katie is our Marketing & Communications Executive and joined e4education in November 2015. She has a 2.1 BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from the Open University and is currently studying for her Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing with the Oxford College of Marketing. 

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