How We Work

For pupils we provide:

A. A full day’s training suitable for Years 4 to 6 in a group of up to 30 pupils.

Or

B. Two half-day sessions of 2.5 hours each for two groups of up to 30 children in each.


For teachers we provide:

A. A full day’s training suitable for up to 24 members of staff.

Or

B. A full day's training with a demonstration workshops for up to 30 pupils in the afternoon. 

Or

C. Short twilight training sessions for teachers to help them support the development of their pupils’ public speaking skills or for their own continuing professional development.

What the pupils will learn:

  • How to speak up confidently in any situation to anyone.
  • How to present themselves appropriately and positively.
  • How to use persuasive language and the right tone of voice.
  • How to listen actively.

Depending on the package you take, pupils will also learn:

  • How to make a good first impression.
  • How to write, plan and deliver a speech
  • How to ask and answer questions confidently.

Resources:

Each pupil will receive a “top tips and skills sheet” for future reference. Teachers receive a summary of the workshop and suggested classroom activities.

Duration: All programmes ideally run across a full school day, with usual breaks and lunchtime.

When: Training days can be booked for any time to suit the school calendar.

Venue: Each workshop will take place at the school and needs to be a space large enough to accommodate 30 chairs in a semi-circle.

Equipment: Flipchart or whiteboard and pens.

Teacher Commitment

For workshops involving pupils we appreciate and understand that teachers are extremely busy, but we do require one teacher to act as a point of contact to facilitate our visit. During the sessions we require the class teacher and any teaching assistants attached to the class to attend the whole workshop. The long-term, successful impact of the day is dependent upon the follow-up action taken by the class teacher. As with any skill, it is practice that makes perfect.

We require at least one member of staff in attendance in each class at all times to comply with your and our safeguarding policies.