Presentations for Staff

James Shone’s presentations to staff and educators seek to remind us of the vital role we play in the world of young people today. His message is that we’re not teaching academic robots but human beings and that they must all be treated as individuals.

His relevant, challenging and amusing talk takes a look at life in education today with advice on how to best navigate the challenges that might be faced.

He seeks to encourage staff to recognise that education is about the whole  individual and not just academic performance. James also spends time focussing on staff wellbeing and how we must look after ourselves in order to better at looking after others. 

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A 1 minute video from James talking about his presentations to staff


James’s presentations can be tailored to suit your timings and audience. Topics will include:

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Testimonials from teachers who have heard James Shone’s presentation

James Shone is an inspirational speaker reminding teachers and parents of the vital importance of developing the whole child and not simply to focus on academic achievement. Through his unique presentation, James eloquently demonstrates it is not simply excellent grades but strength of character and an ability to persevere that will enable children to flourish in the future.


Charging is discussed on a per school basis. Generally there is no charge for any schools within the state sector. Independent schools are charged £375 for one presentation, £650 for two and £800 for three or more.

Travel expenses are also charged.  However, as a charity we raise funds to enable James to visit as many schools as possible so we are always open to discussions where school budgets may not be sufficient to cover the quoted costs. Please contact us to discuss your schools’ requirements. 

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