We are one of England and Wales most popular providers of oracy intervention, working directly with over 138,000 secondary school students and delivering over 5,500 workshops.
Set up in 2013 by John Bothamley, founder of grant making trust Four Acre Trust, John was concerned that many children were unable to communicate confidently. He established Talk The Talk, inspiring children to listen, speak up and express themselves verbally.
In 2019 Talk The Talk became its own charity and has gone from strength to strength training young people to become confident communicators for life.
We transform students’ lives by improving their social and emotional outcomes through achieving confident communication for life. By enabling a student to find their voice and use it confidently we are shaping the leaders of the future, young people that will contribute to building their communities, bring people together for a common cause and potentially become one of the great orators that will instigate the change that is much needed in today’s challenges of inclusivity and a post pandemic world, helping to build a stronger society.
We work with teachers and schools to provide young people with the skills to communicate with confidence through a variety of oracy workshops to address key employability challenges, improve self-esteem and enable students to engage with others confidently and persuasively.
Our workshops support students to prepare for essay writing, exams, presentations, debating, negotiating and listening skills. As well as developing interview techniques, boosting self confidence to engage with potential employers and demonstrate their employability skills.
● Integrity & Respect – we treat everyone we work with, with integrity and respect.
● Collaboration – we always aim to work in a collaborative way and develop strong, long-term partnerships.
● Excellence – we always aim to provide excellence in what we do to ensure the highest quality of work.
● Impact – we continually monitor what we do to create the most impact from the work we do from the resources available to us.
● Aspiration – we aspire to be the best at all we do and especially when developing confidence communication for young people.