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Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Jaz Ampaw-Farr is a speaker and self-described ‘resilience ninja’ whose enthusiasm is both infectious and hugely motivating. Her background as a stand-up comedian and literacy advisor, combined with her commitment to empowering teachers, makes her talks both engaging and resourceful. You may recognise Jaz from the BBC spelling show Hard Spell Abbey or, more recently, as a former candidate on The Apprentice.

‘100 Years, 100 Women: Jaz Ampaw-Farr’ - click here to listen in.

“Dear Teacher, I Know my Behaviour Makes you Mad, but you Need to Understand what my Life is Like” - click here to read the full article on teachwire.

Jaz has been named a TIME ‘Person of the Year’ 2017 - see her video here.

Interview with Jaz Ampaw-Farr – how to be 10% braver.

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Publications by Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Because of You, This is Me

Pinpoints and celebrates the vital role that educators have in…

The Working Class

In The Working Class: Poverty, education and alternative voices,…

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Flakefleet ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Primary has SWAG! What’s yours?

April 11 2019

In my keynotes when I ask people what their SWAG is I get funny looks. SWAG stands for Seriously Wild Audacious Goal and having one is the secret to overcoming fear and reconnecting with your WHY. My mate Dave, the headteacher of a primary school in Blackpool, came up with a brilliant SWAG – for […]

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Keynote for PiXL6 in London

March 12 2019

Today I got to stand on the same stage as the women from the early Suffragette movement. As he miked me up, Will, the stage manager, listed other speakers who had given speeches standing on the very same floorboards I was about to be on, ‘Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill. Oh and Robbie Williams!’ […]

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