Empowering Schools & Colleges | Speakers for Schools UK

Schools & Colleges

We believe nothing better inspires young people than the direct sharing of advice and experiences

All state-maintained secondary schools, colleges & academies in the UK are eligible to apply for a speaker. We will get in touch as soon as a speaker is able to commit to speaking at your school. Please note we prioritise under-served, higher-need schools in our network and aim to reach students with the least access to outside speakers so we hugely encourage these schools to apply. You can find out more about our Inspiration programme and how it works here.

Recent research from Speakers for Schools and Education and Employers reiterated the importance of hosting external speakers to help prepare young people for their futures, 93% of state school teachers surveyed said that hosting an external speaker helped to broaden students’ aspirations about potential jobs and 80% of state school teachers surveyed said that talks encourage pupils to believe in their skills and abilities. Find out more about this research here and Speakers for Schools overall impact here.

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