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IOE Podcast: What makes a successful teacher?

26 February 2020

Transforming lives through teaching: a fireside chat with teachers.

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UCL Institute of Education (IOE) alumni share their experiences and their lives as teachers. Recorded at the IOE Teacher Training Open Evening, 16 October 2019.



  • Nazira Begum, Assistant Headteacher, Seven Kings School;
  • David Crozier, Director of Music, East London Arts & Music;
  • Dan Grossman, Assistant Head: Director of Science, Technology and Engineering at Channing School;
  • Stéphanie Hess, French and German secondary, University College School;
  • Leela Paul, Head of Geography and a Governor at Preston Manor School.

Teacher training at the IOE