This is a small selection of testimonials from my education clients, we get more all the time (Full names of the people quoted can be supplied if needed, we just use initials for live webpages)
“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
“In challenging times with tight budgets, we felt Lee gave us great value for money. He was a pleasure to work with…”
Head of Y11, Temple Moor High School and Science College
“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. 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!
KM, St. Hilds, Harltlepool
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.
JS, Head of Year 10, 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!
AT, Aim Higher Summer Schools, Teesside University
Both students and staff found your presentation very appropriate, humorous and interesting.
AP, Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator, Roundhay School Technology & Language College
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.
ST, Head of Key Stage 4, 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.
MF, Business Liaison, St. Aidans C of E High School
I thought Lee’s talk was great and aimed at exactly the right level. Thanks so much.
LS, Events Co-ordinator, 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.
JW, Aimhigher co-ordinator, 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.
RS, Aim Higher Progression Mentor, 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!
JL – Assistant Head Teacher, 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.
AM, 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!
SD, 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’.
RS, 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!
CB, 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.
LP, Aimhigher Co-ordinator, The Community Science College at Thornhill
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.
SF, Headteacher, 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.
SD, 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, feedback was very good. Thank you for a refreshing and motivating workshop!
CM, Aimhigher Officer, 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.
SD, Get Ahead Widening Participation Team, 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.
Principal, Priesthorpe Academy
Lee brings a freshness and dynamism into school through his ability to motivate and communicate with staff and students alike.
HLS, Head of PSHCE, Garforth Academy.
Wheelchair Basketball was really fun and a really good experience. I learnt new skills and it was something that I had never done before and would like to do in the future.
FK year 7 (age 12)
I found wheelchair basketball really interesting especially when Andy was playing professional even though he had a disability. It was a really fun, enjoyable experience and I would really like to try it again.
RP year 7 (age 12)
The session that Lee and Andy led was fun, enjoyable and very rewarding for the children. Wheelchair Basketball provides a level playing field for all those participating and with such a diverse group both mentally and physically it enabled a very inclusive environment. Lee and Andy were great with the kids and would highly recommend them and most definitely use their services in the near future.
CN, Cockburn High School
A genuine feedback form for Lee’s presentation and workshop in a school…
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
Career Academies UK
The Global Speakers Summit
Telegraph ad Argus Newspaper
Lots of FE colleges
BNI and many other networking organisations
Many voluntary / third sector organisations
Leeds City Council
Leeds Federated Housing
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Government office for Yorkshire and Humber
Olympic gold medalists
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!