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Support for Teachers

Below are useful websites to support teaching staff in linking careers to the curriculum as well as upcoming live careers broadcasts which might be complementary to lessons:

Live Broadcasts:

Here is the upcoming live broadcasts schedule from Speakers for Schools. Live broadcasts are a great way for students to hear directly from leading figures from a range of industries, and have the opportunity to ask questions via a moderated Q&A. Please feel free to share with your staff and students! Please note that you have to register your students in advance.





Friday 2nd December 10-10:45am

My Career Journey with Christine Hodgson, Chairperson, Severn Trent & Former Chairman, Capgemini


For students aged 14+

Join us and hear from Christine Hodgson as she talks about her career and what it’s like to be a woman in leadership and more.


Click here to register

Monday 5th December 10-10:45am

Educating on TikTok with Dr Karan Raj, NHS Surgeon & TikTok Star


For KS3-5/S1-6

Tune in and listen to our interview with Dr. Karan Raj about his career journey and how he became Tiktok famous! Using TikTok as a platform to inform, educate and spread awareness about many different topics, answering all those odd questions we wonder about.


Click here to register

Monday 12th December 10-10:45am

Insight into a Recording Company with Chris Scott, General Manager, Domino Recording Company


For students aged 14+

Chris has worked in the recorded music business for nearly 20 years and is the General Manager at Domino Recording Company, home to artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Wet Leg, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip and Jon Hopkins, amongst others.


Click here to register

Thursday 15th December 10-10:45am

Crime and Justice: Crime Prevention. Dr Angela Herbert MBE, Transformational Coach & Chair, Violent Crime Prevention Board


For KS4-5/S4-6

Join us as we interview Dr Angela Herbert MBE, who has had a career in the Criminal Justice System for over 37 years. She seeks to prevent young people from encountering the criminal justice system and support those who are in its clutches to access hope, equity, and employment. Get a chance to ask questions about crime prevention and how we can improve our prison systems.


Click here to register

Thursday 12th January 10-10:45am

Richard Walker OBE, Managing Director, Iceland


For KS3-5/S1-6

Richard Walker was recently awarded an OBE for services to business and the environments, he is very passionate about the environment and sustainability. Join us as we talk to one of retail’s most vocal campaigners about his career.


Click here to register

Monday 16th January 10-10:45am

Karen Blackett OBE, President, WPP and Chairwoman, MediaCom UK



For KS4-5/S4-6

We are delighted to be working with Media and Advertising leader, Karen Blackett OBE on a broadcast. Watch this space for more details!


Click here to register

Tuesday 17th January 10-10:45am



Alice Rawsthorn OBE, Design Critic and Author, New York Times


For KS3-5/S1-6

Here we will be interviewing Alice Rawsthorn OBE, a British design critic and author born in Manchester. Her books include Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. Get a chance to ask questions about being a designer and find out what the future of design may look like.


Click here to register

Thursday 19th January 10-10:45am

Luke Franks, Author, Actor and Podcast Host


For KS4-5/S4-6

Have you ever wanted to start a podcast or become a TV Presenter? Thursday 19th January TV presenter, podcast host and content creator, Luke Franks is joining us on the to give us some insight into his career journey.


Click here to register


  • Join 10 minutes before the broadcast to be ready.
  • You can join without needing an account – Watch how here
  • Watch pre-recorded broadcasts from our library here.
  • We have added a page dedicated to Penguin Talks here.

Are your students interested in economics? Watch our Black History Month talk with Discover Economics from Tina Fahm, CEO Fahm & Co and Veronica Masubo, Development Economist and Research Manager, Gatsby Africa. Or Soumaya Keynes, Economics Correspondent at The Economist.


Curriculum Support:

  • Barclays Life Skills:  Lesson plans: Our free lesson plans are our most popular educator resource, with thousands of downloads every month. Each lesson consists of a simple plan with supporting presentation slides that can be adapted to suit most learning environments.

Use the Category and Age range buttons to find content to meet your teaching needs, additionally you can also use the below filters to meet more specific requirements:

Quick activity: short classroom activities (15 minutes or less), for group and independent learning including films and interactive worksheets. These are located on their corresponding full length lesson plan pages.

Remote learning: teaching resources designed for remote learning, including films and interactive worksheets. These are located on their corresponding full length lesson plan pages.

Care leavers: lesson plans specially designed to meet the needs of care leavers.

SEND adapted: lesson plans adapted for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.