Upcoming Broadcasts

Speakers for Schools is excited to present its weekly broadcast schedule! This schedule will be updated regularly and talks will be targeted to different age groups and is accessible via signing up to the registration from links below. registration closes at 12pm the day before the broadcast date – links are then sent out by email that afternoon.

Tips on participating in the Broadcast

To access the talks, links should be opened in a browser that is not Internet Explorer and students should join the live event anonymously, there is no need to create a login. 

Students wishing to see subtitles for the broadcast can turn on via the panel on the right hand side of the screen. 

Further guidance on how to access talks can be found here.

Questions for speakers can be submitted via Q+A Function during the talk which will be made live for students to submit questions. The questions submitted will be moderated by a member of the SFS team and approved if relevant.

We send out the join link to our broadcasts the day before. Should you require the join link earlier, please email broadcasts@speakersforschools.org


My CAREER IN LAW WITH Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer, PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited)

Date: Wednesday 7th December

Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Join us and we listen to Peter Leathem deliver a talk about his career journey – starting at school and moving up to when he became a CEO. Peter has had a long career in law and specialises in the music industry. He will also talk about how being a lawyer enabled him to develop a business career outside of the law.

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Insight into a recording company with Chris Scott, General Manager, Domino Recording Company

Date: Monday 12th December

Time: 10:00 – 10:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S1-6

Chris has worked in the recorded music business for nearly 20 years and is the General Manager at Domino Recording Company, home to artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Wet Leg, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, and Jon Hopkins, amongst others.

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Speakers for Schools and Into Film present The People Vs Climate Change with Steve Smith and Ellie Ashton

Date: Monday 12th December

Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Age Group: KS3-5

Ellie Ashton, Production Sustainability Advisor

Ellie Ashton is a Production Sustainability Advisor based in Cardiff, Wales. Ellie implements the vision and resources of Welsh sustainability initiatives within the context of a large-scale tentpole production, working with the crew to develop sustainable practices that will generate long-lasting change within the industry. After working as an Environmental Assistant on Havoc (2023) for Netflix, Ellie contributed a chapter on creating environmentally positive habit shifts for a Clwstwr / Ffilm Cymru funded report. She is also a University of Edinburgh alumna, avid wild swimmer, and fond resident of the beautiful Wye Valley. 

Steve Smith, Executive Producer & Sustainable Production Consultant, Picture Zero Productions.

Steve is a BAFTA award winning television director with over 30 years production experience in which he’s directed, produced and executive produced shows, working on a wide range of programmes across a number of genres. He is best known for his work on The Graham Norton Show, which he directed for 22 years.

He is the former Chair of Directors UK and a BAFTA Albert Ambassador and environmental production consultant. In 2019 Steve set up Picture Zero Productions, as both a production company and consultancy advising on sustainable production techniques and editorial storytelling on climate change themes. Their first project was the documentary, The People Vs Climate Change, broadcast on BBC 2 in November 2021.

Steve currently provides sustainability editorial training for the BBC, is project managing the Screen New Deal Transformation Plan for Wales and the Studio Sustainability Standard for BAFTA albert, and consulting for Sky on some of their productions. He is a non-executive director as Elstree Film Studios where he chairs the studios Net Zero committee.

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Crime and Justice – Crime Prevention with Dr Angela Herbert MBE, Transformational Coach & Chair, Violent Crime Prevention Board

Date: Thursday 15th December

Time: 10:00-10:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Join us as we interview Dr Angela Herbert MB, who has had a career in the Criminal Justice System for over 37 years. She seeks to prevent young people from encountering the criminal justice system and support those who are in its clutches to access hope, equity, and employment. Get a chance to ask questions about crime prevention, how we can improve our prison systems, career opportunities in the criminal justice service and why we should apply.

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Speakers for Schools Broadcast and Into Film present Post-Production Sound Panel

Date: Monday 9th January

Time: 10:00-10:45

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Rebecca Heathcote, Foley Artist and Editor 

Rebecca is an MPSE winning, Emmy Nominated Foley Artist and Field Recordist at Molinare Post Production. Having started her film career as an Assistant Director in Film and TV, she then made her way into Post Production, starting in Foley at Pinewood Studios, and then helping to build and develop the in house Foley department at Molinare. She has worked on many brilliant films, tv shows and games, including Matilda the Musical, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Wrath of Man, The Witcher, Pistol, Peaky Blinders, Total War: Warhammer III and Ghost of Tsushima. She has also travelled across Asia, Africa, and Europe to record sound effects and atmos in the field.

Joe Jackson, Sound Editor and Assistant Sound Editor:

Joe Jackson is a Sound Editor and Assistant Sound Editor from Nottingham but based in London. They have a passion for playing with sound to bring stories and worlds to life.

Joe started as a runner (making tea) 10 years ago in a post production house in Soho, and have been working as a freelancer for 6 years.

From the start of their career, Joe has been keen to help people who want to break into the industry, especially as a trans person who understands some of the added barriers that marginalised people face.

Joe has worked on a range of feature films, podcasts and TV dramas. Some of their credits include: Enola Holme 2, The Northman, No Time To Die (007), Adventures in Time & Gender and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Chad Orororo, Sound Designer:

Chad is an Emmy nominated and award-winning sound designer who has worked on a string of high-end feature film documentaries, including the Oscar-winning The White Helmets. Having seven years’ experience behind him specialising in post-production sound at Molinare, Chad worked his way up from being an assistant re-recording mixer to now freelancing as a sound effects editor/designer. Past projects include the BIFA-nominated short film The Forgotten C, the BAFTA and Emmy-nominated documentary Three Identical Strangers, and acclaimed Netflix documentary Tell Me Who I Am. He was winner of the Best Sound Design Award at the Music + Sound Awards UK for the documentary feature film Serendipity. In 2019 he won the Royal Television Society gong for Sound – Entertainment & Non-Drama. In recent years he has made the move into narrative drama and film – combining his love for sound with the story-telling traditions that are so integral to his Nigerian-Grenadian background.

Steve Little, Dialogue & ADR Editor, Supervising Sound Editor: Originally from the north east, Steve came down to the London area to study Music Technology in the late 1990s. This course opened his eyes to the world of sound editing for TV and Film, and he never looked back. Starting as a trainee at Shepperton Studios, he fell in love with the world of dialogue & ADR editing, which he still does today. He has worked on a wide variety of both TV & Film, and now supervises the sound teams to help deliver the vision of the director to the screen. Steve also established the post- production sound branch of the Bectu union, and set up the website www.ukpsc.co.uk, which aims to increase access and opportunities to the industry for under-represented people

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Screenwriting Now! Phil Parker, Screenwriter, and Co-Founder, BCre8ive

Date: Wednesday 11th January

Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Phil Parker is also one of Europe’s leading content development consultants – productions include ‘Wallace and Gromit – Curse of the Were Rabbit’ ; ‘Terry Prachett’s – Hogfather’ and “Bach In Brazil’ for Disney International. Phil is also co-founder of BCre8ive, an online content development network and consultation body and He founded the UK’s most successful screenwriting course.

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KAREN BLACKETT OBE, PRESIDENT, WPP AND CHAIRWOMAN, MEDIACOM UK

Date: Monday 16th January

Time: 10:00-10:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

We are delighted to be working with Media and Advertising leader, Karen Blackett OBE on a broadcast. Watch this space for more details!

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Insight Into Design with Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic and Author, New York Times

Date: Tuesday 17th January

Time: 10:00 – 10:45

Age Group: KS3-5

Alice Rawsthorn OBE is a British design critic and author. Her books include Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. In this broadcast, we will be talking to Alice about her career and the future of design

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Industrial Light & Magic presents a broadcast panel – ‘Diversity in the Industry’

Date: Tuesday 17th January

Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

More details to be confirmed soon…

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the importance of building resilience, Sandra Schembri, CEO, Nordoff Robbins UK

Date: Wednesday 18th January

Time: 2:00-2:45

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

For Sandra, education wasn’t really her thing, which meant she had to learn to do things differently. Exams are important and can’t be forgotten but they aren’t everything. In this talk, Sandra will be talking about her career and what she has learned about the importance of building resilience.

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From Acting to Podcasting with Luke Franks, Author, Actor, and Podcast Host

Date: Thursday 19th January

Time: 10:00-10:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Have you ever wanted to start a podcast or become a TV Presenter? Thursday 19th January TV presenter, podcast host, and content creator, Luke Franks is joining us to give us some insights into his career journey.

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Tom Wright, CEO, Guide Dogs

Date: Friday 20th January

Time: 10:00-10:45

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Over the years Tom has worked for many Charities and is currently the CEO of Guide Dogs. in this broadcast we will be interviewing Tom about the role of the voluntary sector and how we support society through charitable work.

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Crime and Justice – In Journalism, Nick Ross, Broadcaster and Former Crimewatch Presenter

Date: Tuesday 24th January

Time: 2:00-2:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

In this broadcast we will be interviewing Nick Ross about his career in journalism and what it was like to be a crime reporter. We will be asking questions about skill development and his own experiences.

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How I Became an Entrepreneur, Rajeeb Dey, CEO, Learnby

Date: Thursday 26th January

Time: 10:00 – 10:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Rajeeb is passionate about helping people connect to opportunities and flourish in their careers. Most recently he launched Learnerbly which helps people be their best selves at work. Join us and get a chance to ask all your questions about starting your own company and being an entrepreneur.

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WORLD CUP OF CAREERS BROADCAST WITH Cheryl Foster, Teacher and Women’s EURO Referee

Cheryl Foster, Teacher and Women’s EURO Referee

Date: Monday 30th January

We are excited to host Cheryl Foster, Teacher and Women’s EURO Referee for a broadcast as part of our World Cup of Careers.

This broadcast was delayed and its new date is Monday 30th of January. If you have already registered you don’t need to do anything, you will be automatically sent the link the day before the broadcast.

Time: 1:45 – 2:30

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

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NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK BROADCASTS – MY CAREER WITH…

Date: 6th March – 10th March

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Speakers for Schools are excited to announce our series of broadcasts as part of National Careers Week 2023.

Our broadcasts will feature a range of Industry Leaders and Experts sharing their career journeys and industry insights with their audience.

So far, we have award winning Architect Amanda Levete, Principal Architect, AL A and Matt Griffiths, CEO, The National Foundation for Youth Music. Watch this space for more additions to our series of talks!


Any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us on: inspiration@speakersforschools.org