Absolutely excellent, it was difficult to tell where the material blended into delivery because it was seamless. The confidence, pace and character-building techniques were faultless.
Mr Coles, Stocksbridge High School
Fantastic opportunities for students to know everyone, build confidence and be positive about their new start. Students engaged well with the material and trainer, creating a really positive learning environment
Ms Kurij, Leeds West Academy
Great to get students talking in front of their peers. Helps with confidence.
Ms Milner, Beckfoot School
Brilliant engagement in activities. Well-presented and great students interaction. Content well delivered and appropriate level.
Ms Kelly, Beckfoot School
The trainer was a delight to work with, super positive and enthusiastic with the students.
Ms Parkin, Batley Girls High School
It was extremely well organised and you could see the students growing in confidence during the day. The praise towards the students really encouraged involvement and good behaviour.
Ms Dracup , Spen Valley High School
Fabulous to see the difference in the students interacting confidently during the second part of the session. Especially when you consider many of them were in tears at the start of the session. The trainers had a lovely manner with the students – really positive and full of energy!
Mr Frost, Spen Valley High School
Impressed with the Training. She made sure everyone engaged in the session, even the really shy ones. Skillfully brought pupils into the activities. Good use of praise.
Mr Plunket, Salendine Nook Academy Trust
A really engaging session which enabled pupils to make really clear progress in their ability to talk in front of one another. The atmosphere was positive, constructive and pupils felt safe to take risks.
Ms Gee, Bishop Young CofE Academy
ALL our students rated the session 5 out of 5 stars on our student voice feedback.
Ms Baigent, The Co-operative Academy
Excellent, well planned and engaging session. Students really enjoyed the session and grew in confidence throughout. The trainer was amazing!
Ms Singleton, Leeds West Academy
The trainer has the students engaged right from the beginning. Fabulous to see all the students being confident and having fun. Perfect for new Y7’s to get to know each other.
Ms Ganley, Stocksbridge High School
Well planned, resourced and appropriate for our students. High levels of engagement from all students all colleagues in the sessions were very positive about the methods of delivery. The build-up from individual talk, to paired talk and team/collaborative talk was very good.
Ms Brown, Saint Pius X Catholic High School
Very engaging – all children involved at all times. The confidence is definitely what the students need to help them make the transition between Primary and Secondary School.
Mr Jones, Clifton Community School
A positive and engaging day which motivated and encouraged the students to participate at all times. The improvement they made in their confidence was amazing!
Miss. Catterill, Barnsley Academy
Fantastic opportunity for students to develop their communication skills. Excellent session delivered by the Trainer, it was lovely to see the confidence grow in the students from when they started the session to the end of the day.
Ms Fox, Outwood Academy Shafton
Very engaging training, the kids clearly loved it and I’ve loved the opportunity to learn more about them personally and see the more timid pupils come out of their comfort zone.
Ms A Donald, Beckfoot Thornton
Excellent approach with students. Interactive and ‘hands on’ experience. All students were engaged and eager to participate.
Richard D Mitchell, Deputy Head of 6th Form, Ridgewood School
Students were engaged throughout, even those who were reluctant at the start of the day. The workshop provided students with good practical prompts for communication and confidence.
Miggi Nesfield, Cover Supervisor, Outwood Academy Freeston
Many students benefitted from the day. Two or three students (who in KS3 were school refusers) stood at the front and delivered their talk which was very pleasing.
Mr H Kirk, English Teacher, Astrea Academy Dearne
An enthusiastic and supportive trainer. A range of activities and interactive. Encouraged the humour of the students which put them at ease.
History Teacher, Ridgewood School
This was a fantastic event which benefitted the students immensely.
Angie Boovor, Head of English, Stocksbridge High School
An excellent rapport with the students established early in the session. Engaging throughout which kept all students focussed.
Mr Hargreaves, Beckfoot School
The trainer was amazing with the pupils! He had warm, funny, charisma that the pupils clearly enjoyed. The session really helped to bring the quieter pupils out of their shell and the activities helped to create a friendly confident environment within the class.
Miss G Pickles, Leeds West Academy
Talk About Transition
The training was fantastic, an excellent way for the kids to learn about each other and a great way to observe students from a different perspective
Ms Holroyd, Stocksbridge High School
Very engaging and confidence building. Fun and educational. All students involved at all times.
Mr Lee, Beckfoot School
Talk About Transition
Very well planned session. The trainer got the pupils to really engage with each other and get to know each other. It was great to see their confidence grow throughout the session. The session was excellent!
Ms O’Donnell, Corpus Christi Catholic College
Fantastic presentation! The trainers were engaging, enthusiastic and were clearly very knowledgeable. The students responded really well throughout.
Mr Mensah, Samuel Lister Academy
I really enjoyed Talk The Talk methods of teaching and learned lots of things relating to being confident.
Ms Wish, Beckfoot Upper Heaton
Really supportive – great for pupils self-esteem and wellbeing. Pupils felt really confident at the end and had clearly thoroughly engaged.
Associate Assistant Head, Beckfoot Thornton
High-quality delivery and well-structured activities. Student’s responded extremely well and gaining lots from the session. Learning materials were of excellent quality. Fantastic to see how students have gained in confidence and skills throughout the day.
Mr Hough, University Academy Keighley
The impact of Talk The Talk was phenomenal to see with student groups I observed. To see students not keen on the idea of public speaking to individually speak was incredibly powerful.
The trainer’s relaxed, approachable and engaging rapport (in such a short period of time) with the students was amazing.
Students definitely felt empowered and will walk away with skills that they can apply to all areas of their lives.
Ms Rajpat, Tong Leadership Academy
Was unbelievably engaging and useful for the students. Professionally delivered and pitched at the correct level. Activities were varied, meaningful and had a great impact.
Mrs Hussian, Ryburn Valley High School
After years of teaching, I’ve seen lots of things like this before but this workshop is by far the best! The session on Friday that the trainers delivered was absolutely brilliant.
Their engagement with the students, their approachable manner and their whole demeanour is just so in tune with the ethos and attitude of the academy that it made our students instantly gel with them. The activities were fun, engaging and well suited to the students. Our students are still talking about the activity on Friday and I am hopeful that our Y6's will be equally enthused after their session on the 8th.
Both trainers are a credit to your organisation and fantastic advocates for the positivity that Talk the Talk leaves in its wake. Our staff allocated to the activities were equally effusive in their feedback on the sessions.
Mr Woodstones , Armthorpe Academy
I thought that it was a great day. I loved the build-up of activities in order to develop students' confidence.
It was so enjoyable to watch their progress over the course of the day- they were all very reluctant at the start of the workshop but quickly became engaged and more assured.
They were very pleased with themselves after completing their speeches and having spoken to them since, have said that it was a good day. Anna was great with the students- she created a relaxed, safe atmosphere to put them at ease and was full of praise.
Ms N Agar, De Warenne Academy
The confidence in the presentations at the end of the day was amazing. They took on board everything that was discussed during the day and used their newfound knowledge to good effort.
Ms Beddoes, Trinity Academy
Enthusiastic, positive, fast-paced, engaging and challenging enough for the students to draw out talents they didn’t realise they had – well done!
Ms Murphy, Driffield School
I thought it was a fantastic day. It really equipped the students with the transferable skills they can use in lessons and school. The trainer was excellent with year 8 and the resources are really good quality.
Miss Dunkley, Batley Girls High School
Excellent! We have been very impressed by the progress students have made. Some of our least confident young people have been empowered to stand up and speak in front of the whole group – this is huge for them. Brilliant, structured leading to the whole talk!
Ms Abbott, Honley High School
The trainer was excellent – good knowledge, a strong presence in the room and could hold a challenging group of students by completely keeping their interest.
Mr Evans, Bishop Young CofE Academy
Excellent training. Loved the focus on literacy and cross-curricular links –rhetorical questions, etc. The Trainer had an excellent rapport with the students. Students say they really enjoyed their day and gave many positive comments about the activities they were asked to do and how it helped them with their confidence.
Ms Reidy, Crawshaw Academy
Incredibly inspiring, motivating and so so important. Seeing children being sensitively and empathetically guided to conquer their demons has been one of the best experiences of my teaching career.
Miss Fullerton, The Ruth Gorse Academy
The trainer had a beautiful manner with Students and really brought out the best of the girls. Excellent feedback and encouragement gave throughout. It was amazing!
Ms Slater, Sheffield Hallam University
The Trainer was excellent with her delivery and the students completely engaged. I am impressed with this programme.
Ms Ahmad, Batley Girls High School
At break – all the students described this day as ‘brilliant’.
Ms Jones, Batley Girls High School
A motivational experience, I have learned lots of new skills for myself as well as the students.
Ms Shields, Archbishop Sentamu Academy
Excellent presentation of the session, students responded very well! Really great to see their progress!
Ms Barley, South Hunsley
What a successful day. The trainer was very engaging and has supported the students effectively throughout.
Ms Chapell, Batley Grammar School
The students really engaged and really enjoyed the session. Improvements were obvious in the students' confidence and communication throughout.
Mr Thompson, Batley Grammar School
I was impressed with the positivity of the trainers. The topics were covered at a good pace. Every student will, genuinely, take away important information which will be helpful to them in the future.
Ms Medlock, Elliott Hudson College
Fantastic – the trainer was excellent at engaging with the students. Really positive throughout and adapted to the needs of the students.