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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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How To Build Relationships And Create Belonging

July 29 2018

My favourite awful summer job was working on The Party Bus. This involved loading up two hundred people on to four bright red, double decker buses and driving them to clubs around London all night. Our first stop was usually around 8pm at some underground basement or other. I’d jump off the bus and pop […]

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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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