Speak Out Academy Digital Learning Platform

We can now offer schools and students online learning and a blended delivery model – integrating digital technology with face-to-face activities.

Our introduction to the online Speak Out Challenge - the first course on Speak Out Academy

Speak Out Academy is the online learning platform which sits at the heart of our self-paced and blended learning offer. 

The first course we have published on the platform is our interactive online version of Speak Out Challenge.  This is a six module online course which is available to all schools and consolidates over 15 years of experience of teaching public speaking skills to young people.

The course showcases speeches from other students and incorporates video and animation lessons with activities designed so that learners can study at their own pace.

The aim for each student is that they can develop their knowledge and skills in preparing and giving a speech on a subject of their choice and record and submit this on the platform.

Speak Out Academy also includes resources that support our other programmes and enable teachers and learners to develop this important life skill.

To learn more, watch the video above, or for a sample of the content included on the platform, please visit our sample site speakoutacademy.co.uk

The students completed their speaking endorsement for their GCSE’s this week and due to the programme we have more students that have achieved merits and distinctions than in previous years, the students felt ready to deliver their speeches and answer questions about them, they even used the scaffolds from the sessions to replan and revise their talking points prior to delivery.

Deputy Head, Beacon High School

My students have experienced something quite rare – the space to think and the freedom to speak about hopes and fears in an entertaining, mutually respectful and intellectually dynamic workshop. Many thanks

Cathy Haslam, Teacher

The workshop worked brilliantly online! The students were always involved and engaged in the tasks. The use of break out rooms worked really well for students to work in smaller groups. I’ve been involved in the normal workshop before, and I felt this online workshop worked just as well! Because students were separate, they were really focused and working hard.

Lotte Kirwan, Turing House School

THANK YOU so much for organising our training… The young people and workers alike were inspired, laughing, crying, and so engaged. It didn’t seem to faze the trainer at all that they are a difficult bunch to engage and they did it perfectly. The content was brilliant, the timing not too tight and aimed just right. I can’t say enough what an inspiring and valuable workshop it was.

Rachel, Barnardos

The public speaking remote workshops delivered by Speakers Trust is something I would highly recommend for young people. It has been the most popular masterclass ran here at Peabody and the feedback from the young people has been phenomenal.

Peabody Community Foundation

Before the workshop I was very excited to attend the workshop but a side of me was worried of the unknown but I knew I would unlock my full potential as a better orator. I honestly could not choose one memory that was my favourite I enjoyed it all and I loved to see everyone develop and slowly become more confident. And finally with the skills I acquired would have to aid my english speech I have to do for GCSE and most likely allow me to pitch ideas for clearly and effectively. Thank you!


We’ve had such wonderful feedback from the session, and it was the first topic on our Friday afternoon staff briefing. The students were “buzzing” and couldn’t stop talking about what they were learning. I personally was very impressed by the wide variety of subject matter chosen, so much so that I asked if they had been prepped to do some research beforehand (they hadn’t)!


I enjoyed it so much you have worked miracles with that group – all with one barrier or another to public speaking. Truly – am grateful. The picture of [a student] standing up has been circulating the school, there are staff here who have never heard her voice. Bravo to the trainer something about your presence is so supportive and encouraging even through the screen.