• Young people transform who lack speaking confidence can transform their confidence through the We Speak programme.

     

    In a programme at Mossbourne Community Academy, 91% of students felt more confident speaking. Students with low speaking confidence experienced up to 70% rise in their confidence.

     

    The programme is available for schools, sixth form colleges and universities.

     

    Corporate Mentors support the students on their journey, all the way through to speaking at a celebration event at their offices. We Speak trains university students to deliver the programme.

  • How it works

    A six week enrichment programme

    1

    Introduce

    We create a warm, supportive environment where students build confidence and practice speaking straight away

    2

    Discover

    Corporate Mentors support the students to explore what they feel passionate about so they can speak authentically

    3

    Develop

    Students build their speaking confidence through a series of activities where the level of challenge gradually increases

    4

    Celebrate

    We celebrate graduation at a workplace, where the Mentors give students advice on speaking and employment

  • Benefits

    Students on the programme:​

    • develop speaking confidence so they are more prepared for education and employment opportunities
    • improve self-confidence so they feel positive about their options
    • establish connections with university students, increasing the likelihood of university applications
    • communicate comfortably with employers, increasing confidence around career options
  • Impact

    In a programme with Year 12s at Mossbourne Community Academy:

    • Participants experienced an average 30% increase in self-assessed speaking confidence
    • There was a 30%–70% increase for the students who had lower speaking confidence to start with
    • 91% of the participants improved speaking confidence (self assessment)
    • 100% improved speaking confidence (peer assessment)
    • 100% improved speaking confidence (staff assessment)

    Before the programme:

    After the programme:

  • Want to find out more?

    We are happy to chat about how we can transform your students' speaking confidence