We believe that in order for our students to leave us fully prepared to take their places as confident and positive members of society, it is important to support them in understanding as many of the different aspects of society that they are likely to encounter.  Over the last couple of years our students have taken part in a series of guest speakers assemblies and conferences designed to widen their understanding of national and world issues. These have included:


  • Topical assemblies (Including: The U.S Election; Antibiotic Resistance; The UK Election System)
  • Drugs Awareness conference
  • Ethics conference
  • Mental health conference
  • General election hustings
  • God and the Big Bang debate
  • Brexit debate

Guest Speaker Programme

  • Ian Lavery M.P – Young People in Politics
  • The Anthony Nolan Trust – Register and become a Lifesaver
  • Max Hill QC – My work in the CPS
  • The Holocaust Memorial Trust – Experiences of the Holocaust
  • Friends of Israel Foundation – Why is there instability in the  Middle East?
  • Mohammed Amin MBE,  Academic and Author – Aiming Higher
  • Jeremy Thomas Talks, Dealing with Mental Health
  • Wansbeck Community Volunteer Service – How to Volunteer
  • Northumbria NHS – Smoke Free and Cannabis and the Law
  • Local business ambassadors – How did I get where I am? Setting up your own business; Self belief
  • University talks – Newcastle, Edinburgh Napier, Liverpool Hope, Northumbria, Durham, Oxford, Leeds
  • Career talks – Muckle LLP, Virgin Airlines, Catapult Offshore Energy