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School Speaker Training

Humanists UK has been awarded the OCN London Quality Mark, certifying the high quality of our training.

How can I become a school speaker?

Have you ever thought about how you could use your knowledge and your life experience to help young people learn about Humanism?

If the answer is yes, then you could make a successful school speaker as part of Humanists UK’s School Speakers Programme. Humanists UK provides a high-quality, professional support service to schools via visits from trained volunteers. We are training Humanists UK members to work with teachers to raise student’s understanding of humanism and have a meaningful impact on the intellectual development of young people.


2020 School Speaker Training Courses
Course Date Course Location
Saturday 26 September 2020 Online


How to apply

You will find further information about the school speaker role here.

If you are interested in registering for a course listed above, then please complete and return the application form to by the application deadline for your chosen course.

The application deadline will be 4 weeks before the date of a training course. Applicants will be informed within 7 days of this deadline.

Please note courses are only open to members of Humanists UK or those prepared to become members.

If the above locations are not convenient for you, then we hope to organise further training courses next year. If you would be interested in attending a future training course, then please register your interest here. We can then use this information to make sure we are locating future courses where there is the greatest demand.

About Humanists UK and our work in education

Humanism is a non-religious approach to life which the Religious Education Council of England and Wales recommends be studied in schools as an example of a ‘non-religious worldview’. Humanists UK supports a broad and balanced education for all young people and recognises the value of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of students. We feel the opportunity for children to learn about both religious and non-religious beliefs and values is essential if we are to foster social cohesion and respect for all. All children deserve guidance on ways to discover truth, meaning, and happiness in their lives, and how to judge the difference between right and wrong.

Humanists UK school speakers can contribute to this development in primary and secondary schools by increasing students’ awareness and understanding about Humanism. Using their life experience and knowledge, they can help to bring an added dimension to the classroom by helping children and young people think about issues from a different perspective.

Request a school speaker

Teachers can request a free, trained school speaker to talk about humanism from the humanist school speakers page.

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