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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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A Week Of Funerals

July 17 2019

I don’t know why I took my laptop to the funeral.  I’m not suave enough to have a compact handbag so I grabbed my usual work bag complete with mobile office. I’d never been to a Jewish burial before and had stuffed three head scarves in my bag not sure if one was more appropriate […]

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Banners Of Truth

June 09 2019

Whenever I see an Ofsted banner outside a school it gets me thinking. Usually, I think ‘WTF?’ Which of course is an acronym for ‘Who’s That For?’ Putting aside the unfortunate side effect they have of pitting schools against each other – children succeeding is a win for all of us – a six foot […]

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