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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…

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What The Bearded Lady Can Teach You About Courageous Leadership

February 21 2018

There’s one reason I stayed quiet for so long. Fear. Even when I stood up to share my story I was afraid. Not of individuals. Of the system.  After I appeared on The Apprentice, a head took me on one side after I’d delivered literacy training in a school. ‘I can see you clearly know […]

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How To Ditch Fear And Lead Like Olivia Pope

February 05 2018

Just over a year ago I stood in front of 300 teachers and decided to tell them the truth about themselves. It was no mean feat seeing as my default setting for my entire career had been lying. I started teaching feeling lucky to even have a job – which is probably partly why I […]

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