Speakerstrust Guidance

Who we work with

Wherever we work, we are committed to giving you the best training possible. Whether you live in a city, town or rural village, we believe that geographical factors should have no bearing on your opportunities, employability or self confidence. This is why we have expert trainers nationwide – and if we don’t have a trainer in your area, our trainers are happy to travel to you.

What’s been going on in England?

North to South, East to West, we have trained almost 195,000 young people and over 70,000 adults in England. We believe that no matter what your age or circumstance, now is always the right time to find your voice. As well as offering training workshops, we have run programmes throughout the country. Find out more below:

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! – a programme now in it’s tenth year across London and Essex. Each year, we train almost 18,000 Year 10 students in around 550 secondary schools.

NCS with The Challenge –  this programme is delivered by the Challenge Network to 15-17 year olds across London, the Midlands, Lancashire and Northern England.

‘Speak Up Speak Out’ – this is our core training. Our essential communication skills workshops help people find their voice, paving the way to a brighter future.

What’s been happening in Scotland?

From Shetland to Borders, we’ve trained over 3,300 adults and young people. When working within the Scottish education sector, we work to support the four capacities in the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. By closely linking to this Curriculum, we ensure that Scotland receives bespoke training that’s right for them.

If you’re in Scotland and would like to know more, please get in touch with our dedicated trainer, Jane Cameron via jane.cameron@speakerstrust.org or call her on 01292 678373.

Financially Speaking – this three year programme was delivered in 14 Edinburgh secondary schools and three Scottish youth charities. This was funded by Citi Foundation.

Speak Up Challenge 2013 – 14 – funded by Edinburgh City Council, we teamed up with 15 Edinburgh secondary schools. Additionally, three sessions of Teacher Training were provided.

Orkney & Shetland Young Voices -this two year programme enabled us to work in nine schools in Shetland and six in Orkney. Thanks to funding from Scottish Government Schools of Ambition Initiative, over 400 pupils learned the art of public speaking.

Speak Up Speak Out – these individual workshops in colleges, secondary and primary schools allow us to work in Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Scottish Learning Festival 2013 (Education Scotland) – seminar delivered “Creative Teaching – Developing Learners’ Speaking & Listening Skills”

Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) – Company Enterprise Programme: “the ultimate business experience for S5 and S6 pupils”.

What have we done in Wales?

When we took our training to Wales, we worked with over 4,000 young people in Year 10 in schools across Blaenau Gwent & Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport & Torfaen, Powys and Rhondda.

Find out who we’ve worked with in Wales.

Participant Quote

I have been on many speaker training courses and I think this has been one of the best. An excellent session, very well managed, structure, presented with strong content and great outcomes.

Katie McMorran

Top Ten Tips

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National Trust
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