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Actor and author Arabella Weir visits Sydenham School

19 January 2015

Arabella Weir speaking to students at Sydenham School

Comedienne, actor and author Arabella Weir shares ‘warts and all’ picture of acting profession with south London students South East London school students had an opportunity last week to quiz Arabella Weir of ‘The Fast Show’, ‘Skins’ and ‘Drifters’ fame about her career. The comedienne, actor and author who coined one of the most famous catch […]

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Speakers for Schools passes 1600 talks!

16 January 2015

Sir Peter Bazalgette at Open Academy, Norwich, with principal Jon Platten, futures coordinator Sue Cant and some key stage 4 and sixth form students

At Speakers for Schools it’s been busy since the start of the term as ever and we’re excited to have now hit 1600 talks as a charity! Also this week we kicked off the “Equality Across the Board” campaign with (link) a huge panel event with some prestigious members of the 30% Club. Considering we […]

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Partnership with 30% Club launches to encourage young women to be next generation of leaders

12 January 2015

Helena Morrissey

30% Club and Speakers for Schools today launches joint “Equality Across the Board” talk series A new collaboration between the 30% Club and S4S to help progress diversity from the schoolroom to the boardroom The 30% Club’s new partnership with Speakers for Schools launches today with a debate on the theme of “Equality Across the […]

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Don’t miss Richard Reed’s Student Workshop!

5 January 2015

Richard Reed

Richard Reed, the founder of popular Innocent Drinks, is giving a free talk next Wednesday 28th January, as part of the Generate London talk series at Donmar in Covent Garden. A special after-school event for students interested in entrepreneurship, he will be speaking about his own success story and how he came run one of […]

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Eileen Naughton, MD of Google UK, live-streams nationwide about the future of tech

11 December 2014

Eileen Naughton at Christ’s College Finchley

Video of OBbv5nrZJzI Today we hosted the final live-streamed STEM event with Eileen Naughton, MD of Google UK, at Christ’s College Finchley in a special session moderated by Jamie Spafford, renowned Youtuber and co-creator of SORTEDFood. The audience were joined on-screen by students at Greenfield Community College in Durham, and around a further 80 schools […]

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New DfE backed CIC to support schools with career provision

10 December 2014

Man speaking to students

Today Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan has announced that the Department for Education will be backing and supporting the initial foundation of a separate company as a central body to help support schools in accessing initiatives and organisations that enhance careers learning for students. The Community Interest Company (CIC) services will be free […]

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Press Release: 30% Club partners with Speakers for Schools to launch “Equality across the Board” initiative

2 December 2014

Helena Morrissey

One of a number of new initiatives announced at the “Schoolroom to Boardroom” event At a seminar in London “#30pctalent”, hosted by BNY Mellon, the 30% Club set out the next steps for accelerating change towards better gender balance by turning the attention to nurturing young female talent from ‘schoolroom to boardroom’. This was the […]

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