Welcome to the ‘Let’s Talk Ethos,‘ podcast! Join us as we explore the ETBI Patrons Framework from the diverse perspectives of stakeholders, shedding light on what defines the ethos of ETB schools and what it truly means to be part of an ETB school community. We will also be having discussions with a varied group of influential speakers from across many different backgrounds. Tune in for enlightening conversations that unravels the core values and how they shape ETB schools, diversity, anti-bias, racism and much more.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our friends at the Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute (DFEi) for their support in recording

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Episode 5 – Travelling the Road Less Travelled

Our next podcast in our Let’s Talk Ethos Podcast Niall Mulpeter interviews Dr Hannagh McGinley. Dr Hannagh McGinley is a member of the Irish Mincéir/Pavee (commonly referred to as Travellers) community. Her research expertise is Traveller education, anti-racism, culturally responsive and intercultural approaches to education. Her roles have included post-primary school teacher, community development practitioner, casual lecturer and module coordinator. Dr McGinley worked as an Education Office at the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) where she was responsible for advancing the recommendations of NCCA’s Traveller Culture and History in the Curriculum: A Curriculum Audit. More recently she was appointed the role of Assistant Professor in Education in MIC Thurles. You can gather more information on Traveller culture and history at the supplementary resources below. Learn more about ETBI Patrons’ Framework here.

Episode 4 – Ethos Coordinators

Our fourth podcast in the ETBI-Let’s Talk Ethos series, we look at a community of practice called the ethos coordinators and the work that they are doing at a national and local level in disseminating and embedding ethos in ETB schools. Lead out by the CNS and ETB Patronage Directorate in ETBI, this working group was established in January 2021 and have been working hard in embedding ethos in schools. So, Let’s Talk Ethos. Listen to Niall Mulpeter, Educational Policy and Development Officer interview this episodes guests at the link above or here. For more information visit www.etbi.ie . A special thank you to our friends at the Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute (DFEi) for their support in recording.

Episode 3 – Belong To

In this special episode of ETBI’s Lets Talk Ethos podcast Sharon Heron with ‘Belong To’ joins Niall Mulpeter (ETBI) in a conversation about the supports that Belong To offer schools. his podcast aims to support and inform the professional learning experiences of staff in ETB schools in relation to statement of effective practice 4(h) from the ETBI Patrons’ Framework on Ethos. This particular podcast is launched during Belong To’s, #StandUpAwareness Week, which is a time for post-primary schools, youth services, and Youthreach centres in Ireland to take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Listen at this link, or above. For more information visit www.etbi.ie . A special thank you to our friends at the Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute (DFEi) for their support in recording.

Episode 2 – Anti-Bias And Anti-Racism Education

In this special episode of ETBI’s “Lets Talk Ethos” podcast, Briana Fitzsimons (Black and Irish) joins Megan Whyte (ETBI) in a conversation on Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism (ABAR) Education. This podcast aims to support and inform the professional learning experiences of staff in ETB schools in relation to statement of effective practice 4(h) from the ETBI Patrons’ Framework on Ethos. Tune in to learn about why a discussion on bias and racism is necessary for all Irish schools and reflect on the steps you can take to prevent and address racism in your school. Listen at this link, or above. For more information visit www.etbi.ie #LetsTalkEthos #ETBStrongerTogether #ETBEthos

Episode 1 – Let’s Talk Ethos

Episode one of the Let’s Talk podcast discusses the ETBI Patrons framework on ethos. This framework is a “culmination of 10 years worth of research, critical reflection, consultation and visionary policy making involving all ETB schools and their 16 Patrons, ETBI and relevant stakeholders“. It defines for the first time what the ethos of ETB schools are at primary and post primary level. This podcast will provide you with an understanding of the ETBI patrons framework on ethos and what it means to be an ETB school. Visit our Spotify channel, here.