Podcast on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

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BFBS has developed a series of 13 weekly podcasts called Team Talk starting Tuesday 21 April at 6.30 pm. The first one is focusing on SEND and RAF FF’s Policy Advisor for Education and Childcare, Louise Briggs provides some useful information.

Louise also talks to listeners on the podcast around school stability on 12 May.

Various subjects being covered

Tune in to Team Talk where you can also tap into many other subjects and areas of interest as well. Broadcast every Tuesday over 13 weeks, the show will feature a series of military families talking about the issues that affect them. Everything from the upheaval of being posted to a new home to finding the right help with special educational needs and coping with time spent apart from loved ones.

BFBS's branded title for Team Talk (five emojis with different looks to them and 'team talk' written across the middle.

The show, which was made in partnership with TBI Media after being granted a share of The Audio Content Fund, will also feature celebrities like magician LCpl Richard Jones, pro-Rugby Union player Joe Cokanasiga and singer James Blunt, who all have a military connection. They’ll share their journey in exclusive interviews, revealing interesting, thought-provoking and positive stories.

Jill Misson and Charlie Fife present the programme and, as forces broadcasters and military spouses themselves, they have first-hand experience of many of the issues raised in the series.

Listeners will also hear from Louise Fetigan, the founder of Little Troopers –  a charity that supports military children and families – who will join Jill and Charlie each week, offering advice on how to navigate military family life and celebrating the positives that come with it.

Over the course of the series, Team Talk will also shine a spotlight on the achievements and positive aspects of life for military children and teenagers. From the small and mundane to significant milestones, there’s lots going on that’s worth championing.

Team Talk timings

The first episode will air at 6:30pm BST on Tuesday, April 21, on BFBS Radio and there’s another chance to hear Team Talk every Sunday at 11:30am BST.

You can also hear Team Talk on BFBS Radio 2, Tuesdays at 4:30pm BST and on Saturdays at 10:30am BST.

Image of Louise Briggs

Louise Briggs, RAF FF Policy Advisor (Education and Childcare) will be joining in on the first podcast around SEND ©RAF FF

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