Richard Challoner School

Speakers for Schools weekly broadcasts

Here is the start of next academic’s year’s Live Broadcasts Schedule. Live broadcasts are a great way for students to hear from leading figures from a range of industries, and have the opportunity to ask questions via a moderated Q&A.  


You can register on behalf of your students, and you will be sent the event link, or students can register for talks by selecting ‘other’ rather than teacher.







Tuesday 12th September


10:00 - 10:45am



The ins and outs of General Practice Nursing


Paul Vaughan, Head of Perceptions and General Practice Nursing, NHS Improvement



Nurses are an important part of delivering care in general practice and with so many options and areas it can be a really exciting career choice. From obtaining blood samples to screening and helping patients to manage long term conditions, you just don’t know where it might take you. Tune in to this NHS75 broadcast with Paul Vaughan where we talk about the ins and outs of General Practice Nursing.


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Monday 18th September


10:00 – 10:45am

Do Something For Nothing


Joshua Coombes, Hairdresser, Author & Speaker


KS3-5 / S1-6


In 2015, while working at a London hair salon, Joshua Coombes took to the streets with his scissors to build relationships and offer haircuts to men and women experiencing homelessness in the capital. Joshua began posting images on Instagram to amplify the voices of those he met. The stories that accompanied these photos resonated, and others began to get involved in their own way. In this broadcast we find out about #DoSomethingForNothing and how you can to.


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Monday 18th September


2:00 – 2:45pm



Andrew Amery, Director, R3S Global, Former Head of Security for the 2012 London Olympic & Paralympic Games, Former Major Event Protection Planner, Metropolitan Police


KS3-5 / S1-6


Join us in this online broadcast that celebrates Pride, where we will hear from Andrew who will be delivering a talk entitled 'Finding My Way' about his personal experiences and perspective on how society has changed over the years and how he has found happiness in expressing and being himself at work and in his personal life.



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Tuesday 19th September



NHS75: College of Paramedics


Tracy Nicholls, Paramedic and Chief Executive, College of Paramedics



The College of Paramedics provides advice to members and student members alike and is a source of information and guidance for those who are considering becoming a paramedic. Paramedic and Chief Executive, Tracy Nicholls, will be talking to us about #WhatParamedicsDo every day and will talk about her own experiences as a paramedic. Join us and start asking questions that might help you figure out your own career path.


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Monday 25th September


10:00 – 10:45am

Creating Imaginary Worlds


Katherine Rundell, Bestselling Author




Prepare to be swept away to a land beyond your wildest imagination in Impossible Creatures, the epic new fantasy series from Katherine Rundell, author of The Explorer. In this unique event, schools will hear from Katherine how she created the Archipelago, a secret place in our world where creatures of myth still live and thrive; and have a chance to ask her how she filled her world with magic, in this world-building storytelling adventure broadcast.


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Thursday 28th September


2:00 – 2:4pm



Andrew Rostron, Head of Public Health Commissioning and Operations Antenatal and Newborn Screening, NHS England




After becoming a nurse Andrew quickly realized working with children is what he wanted to specialise in. Over the last 12 years he has focused on antenatal (pregnancy) and newborn screening and now leads 6 national screening programmes. Join us, ask questions, and learn about working with newborns in the NHS and hear about the fulfilment it can give you. Part of the NHS75 campaign.


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Do you want your students to hear from a variety of speakers about their life lessons and industry insights over the summer? They can access our library of talks, for free, here.