School Speakers, set up by entrepreneur Apprentice TV star Claire Young, is a one-stop-shop website & service which connects schools with the best of the UK’s inspiring, motivational and informative speakers. We work with schools on a daily basis supporting key events in the academic calendar. Having over 165 speakers registered with School Speakers we are confident that we can provide you with a speaker that will enthuse, motivate and raise aspirations amongst your students.
- Business and Enterprise workshop days
- Apprentice and Dragons' Den Style Challenges
- Careers Guidance
- Motivational talks
- Awards and Speech Days
- Individual or group talks including presentation skills
School Speakers aim to eliminate these issues. Finding external support should be quick, easy and enjoyable. We pride ourselves on our personal approach and efficient service.
" I am passionate about inspiring the youth of today to go on to great things whatever their individual vocation. What better way to do that than with real life people sharing their real life lessons and experiences. Our speakers are good role models, they always aim to enthuse, motivate and inform their audience. "
Claire Young - Founder
Vital Stats: BSc
Career Background: Post university worked in Marketing, Sales and Retail for three blue chip companies. 2008 Finalist of BBC1 'The Apprentice'. Since then has worked non-stop setting up numerous business ventures and is passionate about entrepreneurship and enterprise, working with a number of public sector and education groups.
Claire has also set up a social enterprise called Girls Out Loud www.girlsoutloud.org.uk which works with 13-18 year girls helping to raise their aspirations.
She is the founder of TeenBiz www.teenbiz.org.uk the UK's first start up scheme for teens ages 13-18.
Motto: 'How do you know until you try?'
School Speaker's Role: Being hands on in schools, inspiring students to think big, spreading the School Speakers Mission and finding new talent to join us
Marian Corpus - Office Manager
Vital Stats: Business Admin Apprenticeship, Business Admin NVQ Diploma, Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration and Certificate in Text Processing - all at Level 3.
Career Background: Marian joined School Speakers in September 2012.
Her previous admin experience is working as an Administrative Assistant in a college, including managing Apprenticeship enquiries and paperwork. She also has a marketing background gained from creating fashion articles for a college magazine, and from being a Brand Ambassador with a leading promotional agency.
Marian’s hard work has been recognized upon receiving various awards such as College Outstanding Learner Success and AoC Gold Awards Mini-Me.
Motto: “Life is a journey, and I'm willing to take the ride with big dreams, tough determination and strong faith.”
School Speaker's Role:
- Communicating with schools/companies to find the perfect speaker for their needs
- General office duties
- Dealing with enquiries via phone, post and email
- Processing new speakers
- Telling the world about School Speakers via social media accounts
- Booking travel and accommodation arrangements - we travel a lot!
Finding the right speaker to deliver the right programme can be a huge project, taking up time that you don't have to spare. School Speakers is here to help and can advise you on which speakers would be suitable for your event. From the first enquiry to the final event details, we take the pressure off you, allowing you to do what you do best - teach!
We only promote speakers who are:
- Recommended by teacher testimonials
- Have experience in their chosen category
- Experienced in working with young people.
And it's easy! Complete the enquiry form and we'll get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your brief and recommend speakers that maybe suitable.
"Thank you for the presentations you gave, they were really interesting and gave the students a fantastic insight into how to set up a new business, especially starting out with little financial backing! We've had a lot of positive feedback from students, particularly as you are a young entrepreneur. If we have any future events which we think you might be interested in, I'll be in touch"
Kirsty Murray, CIPs Marketing and Communications Officer at Newham College (London)
"Claire, you are a dynamo and your energy infused talk to our year 10's was quite simply excellent. The buzz in the room and the number of students who came up to me to say how much they enjoyed your presentation all point to the success of the day. You are a breath of fresh air, inspirational and a delight to work with. I don't know what you do but the students listen to you! We could hear a pin drop. We highly recommend you."
Kevin Higgins, Headteacher, St John Fisher School Dewsbury
"Feedback from all the students today has been excellent using phrases like 'really useful' 'amazing' 'brilliant', 'what they tell you is right', one student told me he was now going home to revise!"
Lee Jackson, Deputy Head, The Radclyffe School, Oldham
"From the minute Lee started to speak to students in Year 10 they were 100% attentive. An excellent mix of humour, fun and serious guidelines for their future got them interested, listening and actively participating. A number of days later I asked them to list the key points he made and many could still do so! All the staff who were present also commented on the quality and professionalism of Lee's presentation."
Jo Smith, Head of Year 10, Allerton High School Leeds
"Lee delivered a structured and professional speech to our audience of 300 people, consisting of staff, students and parents. Lee's speech was both inspiring and motivational and gave a very passionate and practical insight into how hard work and motivation can lead to great achievement and success. Not only did Lee give an inspirational speech but he also engaged the audience by asking them for questions. Lee then stayed for the entire two hour ceremony and congratulated Harrow College students on their achievements. Lee was happy to talk to students and their parents after the ceremony and posed for photographs."
Tony Medhurst, Principal, Harrow College