Beckie Knight-Croft, Director of Pathways at Bexleyheath Academy, organises keynote speeches once a term to inspire and motivate their key stage 4 (14-16 year old) and key stage 5 (16-18 year old) students. Beckie was looking for speakers to help encourage their students to think differently about career options and to introduce them to new job opportunities.
"The messages delivered by Robert and Ajay, especially key themes around persistence and following your dreams, will make a huge difference to our students", said Beckie.
She thought that the opportunity to be exposed to professionals from the work environment did make a difference to the students' attitude for studying subjects like business: "it helps students determine what they want to do in the foreseeable future."
Would she recommend Founders4Schools to other teachers? The answer, a resounding "Absolutely!"