Get Good® At School Testimonials

This is a small selection of testimonials from our education clients, we get more all the time and there are lots on LinkedIn too.

"In challenging times with tight budgets, we felt Lee gave us great value for money. He was a pleasure to work with"
Temple Moor High School and Science College

"Thought-provoking, enjoyable and very well received by staff. Just what we needed!"
Abbey Grange Academy

"76 students were interviewed after receiving their GCSE results and asked, 'What 3 things/strategies helped them the most in achieving their results? 36% said that the motivational talk from Lee Jackson made a huge difference. 100% of the students stated that the student and parent event made a difference, one component of which was Lee Jackson's talk."
Assistant Head, Sir John Thursby Community College

Info for Lee's talks for teenagers are here

"Active, lively, and perfect for our context."
Royal Hospital School, Suffolk

"The boys were all very impressed with your presentation and the workshop that followed."
Elizabeth College, Guernsey

"...uplifting and made the students set their sights higher."
St Peter's Catholic College, Middlesborough

"I got a B, and two D's in my A-levels. I am very pleased with my results as I was predicted E’s and U’s....What kept me going was the techniques you taught me...I cannot thank you enough for the advice and help...your book and taught me that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and to get in the right state not a right state!"
(From a 6th form student Lee coached using the techniques and content from his presentation and book)

Both staff and students have fed back to me that you were informative and fun at the same time!
St. Hild's, Hartlepool

From the minute Lee started to speak to students in Year 10 they were 100% attentive. An excellent mix of humour, fun and serious guidelines for their future got them interested, listening and actively participating.  A number of days later I asked them to list the key points he made and many could still do so! All the staff who were present also commented on the quality and professionalism of Lee's presentation. We will certainly be contacting Lee in the future and I would recommend him highly.
Allerton High School

Lee’s talk was interactive, thought-provoking and funny, everyone tuned in and enjoyed the session and went away with a positive attitude towards the summer school and their future!
Aim Higher Summer Schools, Teesside University

Both students and staff found your presentation very appropriate, humorous and interesting.
Roundhay School

Lee provided our Year 11 students with entertaining, positive and, possibly most importantly, realistic ideas about how to make the most of their remaining months of study. His memorable key ideas gave our students a real springboard for the demanding time ahead.
Heckmondwike Grammar School

Lee was the final speaker at the culmination of our 2 day 6th Form Conference. Having just returned to school, post-exams, from study leave, 350 Year 12 students were thoroughly entertained, inspired and energised to embark on the next stages of their course. Lee adopts exactly the right balance with plenty of humour and audience interaction, interspersing motivational anecdotes and a strong 'call to action' message.
St. Aidan's C of E High School

I thought Lee's talk was great and aimed at exactly the right level. Thanks so much.
Leeds College of Music

Students were motivated to go away and look at themselves, having a checklist of things to mentally tick off...and if they do these, they're well on the way to success. A new perspective for most on success in school.
Mirfield Free Grammar

A letter from a student after his visit…

Dear Mr Jackson,
I am just writing to express my thanks after your greatly inspirational and useful talk and my school today. Over the past 2 months, I have suffered from stress...due to the exams and...I would just like to inform you that what you told my school today has completely worked on me and I am now much happier and satisfied with how everything is at the moment.
Many thanks, [name withheld]

Lee’s motivational talk was very appropriate for the year 11 students at this time in their school life. It was uplifting and made the students set their sights higher. The feedback after the talk from students and staff was very positive.
St Peter's Catholic College, Middlesborough

Lee's presentation was inspiring and aspirational whilst still managing to be based in reality and offer all children practical advice and strategies. His understanding of how to best engage children - a mix of humour, activity and time for reflection - meant that the children went away energised and confident and crucially understanding why they felt that way. His session dovetailed perfectly with the transition work we had already done about moving onto High School and it was great that the children could hear it in a different way. We all had a great time!
Carr Manor Primary School

Lee had a great way of engaging the students with his use of multi-media and interactive moments throughout the session.  Every student took something away with them to act upon.
Batley Girls' High School

“Miss, I've just totally had a light bulb moment, what have I been doing for the last year? I need to sort myself out!” (Quote from a student to their teacher straight after my presentation…)

Give Lee Jackson the chance to inspire or have your kids miss out!
Netherhall Learning Campus

Lee's Aim Higher session was as entertaining as it was helpful. Pupils took a great deal from it and went out of their way to tell me how much they enjoyed it. I'm going to do some follow up work with the year group based around Lee's '9 Phrases'.
Holmfirth High School

We love Lee Jackson's new book 'how to be sick at school' for 14 to 19-year-olds. Informative and straight to the point. No fluff!
Claire Young, The Apprentice finalist 2008

Lee Jackson engages the students and above all makes them think they that can, indeed, Aim Higher. Anyone that can do this is certainly worth a visit in my book!
Colne Valley High School

Lee’s presentation had the students more interested and engaged than I’d ever seen them before. The issues he talked about were relevant and interesting to the group, and both they and I thoroughly enjoyed his visit.
Thornhill Academy (as featured on the TV show 'Education Yorkshire')

Lee is able to do that rare thing in an inner-city high school. He is able to challenge, reassure and amuse a potentially reluctant audience. It is through his ability to talk with conviction and with transparent honesty that draws the pupils and staff to listen carefully and reflect on the content and context. He is always well prepared, selects topical themes and takes pride in his delivery, including good use of audio/visual technology.
Carr Manor High School

Thanks to Lee's dynamism and unique way of working with young people, the students gave excellent feedback and went away with a positive outlook.
Swallow Hill Community College

An insightful, thought-provoking and entertaining presentation. All our staff took something away that they could apply to their practice.
JD, Assistant Headteacher

Lee was energetic, original and professional. The aim of the workshop was achieved and the students really engaged with him, the feedback was very good. Thank you for a refreshing and motivating workshop!
Sheffield College

Lee is an innovative and inspiring speaker who quickly builds a rapport with his audience. His energetic and interactive approach keeps young people motivated and engaged at all times. Through clever use of media and humour, Lee not only entertains but delivers a powerful and important message.
Leeds Beckett University

Lee's 3Rs presentations provide an ideal backbone to a schools PSHCE delivery. Popular with both pupils & staff, his engaging delivery, centred upon the importance of healthy relationships, has the capacity to have a significant impact on pupil development across all Key Stages.
Priesthorpe Academy

Lee brings a freshness and dynamism into the school through his ability to motivate and communicate with staff and students alike.
Garforth Academy

A genuine feedback form for Lee's presentation and workshop in a school...

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Plus, here are just some of the people and organisations that Lee has worked with over the years:
Dozens of schools and academies across the UK
Many top Universities including Leeds and Durham.
Austin Hayes Ltd
Gateshead Council
Career Academies UK
The Global Speakers Summit
Telegraph ad Argus Newspaper
Lots of FE colleges
Tribal group
BNI and many other networking organisations
Many voluntary/third sector organisations
Common Purpose
Watson Moore
Leeds City Council
SalesChannel Europe
Leeds Federated Housing
Wrigleys solicitors
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Wakefield Council
Government office for Yorkshire and Humber
Co-operative Insurance
TV stars
Elected politicians
Olympic gold medalists
Yorkshire Bank
Leeds, York and Bradford NHS trusts
A group of Vicars (!)
A cruise ship (!)
and Lee even met the Dalai Lama once - he didn’t need any help though!