Founded in 2011 by ITV’s Political Editor, Robert Peston, our aim is to end educational inequality by giving all young people access to the same prestigious networks available to the top fee-paying schools in the UK. Through free school talks from today’s influential figures, our S4SNextGen work experience programme linking state school students to industry-leading companies and networked support partners we are helping level the playing field for young people of all backgrounds.
Why we exist
That’s why we specifically reach state schools, academies and colleges that have students affected by area deprivation, disadvantage and lack of networks.
We’re here to connect the dots and shake up the current system to change the status quo.
What we do
So far, we have reached over 600,000 students nationwide through our school talks and work experience programme.
Read more about our impact.
Speakers for Schools facilitates over 1,300 engagements and placements a year, having reached over a third of all secondary schools and colleges across the UK. Founded by Robert Peston and chaired by Andrew Law with a board of trustees, it is funded by the Law Family Charitable Foundation.