Selecting and working with visitors and speakers

Ensure visitors make a safe and effective contribution to your school's PSHE programme.

External speaker
#PSHEtalks episode 1: Selecting visitors

Used wisely, visitors can enhance your planned PSHE education curriculum.

Visitors and speakers should never replace a planned PSHE education programme. But they can enhance it by complementing what you cover in your lessons if well-chosen and used selectively.

Our guidance will help you to promote active learning in sessions involving visitors or external speakers.

  • Examples of effective practice
  • Initial planning checklist to help you prepare for and research visit
  • Evaluation template — to help you review external contributions

Make sure speakers or visitors add value your programme and avoid negative impacts on learning.

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Working with External Contributors to PSHE Education — Guidance for Schools

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