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Education Speakers

Another area we get asked for speakers on is Education.

Working in an educational environment, these speakers can offer insights into the future of education but also provide training, inspiring stories, and practical advice that can be used and transferred to organisations outside the education sector. 

These are just a few of the education-related speakers we work with that I hope you will find inspiring 


Dan Edwards worked in education for many years and has held leadership roles in both the secondary and primary sectors, most recently holding the role of Principal at a large inner city primary school until moving into Executive school leadership. Throughout his journey of leading change, he has used the ethos and values of care and well-being for all to achieve and sustain a positive and creative educational culture within his work.

Having left education, Dan Edwards is an actor, comedian, and writer who has devised and written performance work for screen and theatres. He is devising and performing his new show, “The Sound of Muzack”, which will debut at the prestigious Leicester Comedy Festival in February.


Richard Gerver is considered to be one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation having turned around a failing school into one of the most acclaimed learning establishments.

He is best selling author, respected thinker, and award-winning speaker, and is always in demand to speak at events across the world.

Richard’s background is in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, he famously transformed it into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. He was celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government for its incredible turnaround.


Alex Atherton is an experienced educator, executive coach, and leadership team coach. He worked in education for 25 years, over half of which was spent as a secondary school headteacher in large inner-London comprehensives. On appointment, he was the youngest secondary school head in the country. He has also led a pupil referral unit and has worked with both primary schools and further education.

Alex Atherton runs a leadership development consultancy that supports individual clients and executive teams from a range of industries. He is highly passionate about the value of professional development and in empowering others to overcome their leadership challenges. He specialises in working with senior leaders, supporting them to think big, shatter glass ceilings, achieve beyond their wildest expectations, and work together with impact they did not think possible. Clients include CEOs and leaders from the public, private, and voluntary sectors.


Michael Quigley, BA (Hons) 1st class, MA, PGCE, is a former primary school teacher with extensive experience in teaching, coaching, leading, and team membership, coupled with a life-long enduring passion for and interest in fitness, wellbeing, and growing people. He is a published author and regular blogger as well as the creator of multiple online professional and personal development courses with his company Kataholos.

He has over 10 years of teaching experience and has delivered training sessions over the last five years to over 10 thousand people for organisations including the North and Western Chamber of Commerce, the Global Chamber, the FSB, DJH Mitten Clarke, Cooney Carey, the Chartered Insurance Institute and PFS all over the UK as well as internationally for Russell Bedford International.


Maxine Hulme QPM is a former Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police and a keynote speaker on transformation, leadership, and diversity. Maxine Hulme joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1986 and served in a variety of Boroughs within South London in both uniform and detective roles. She developed an interest in covert policing and proactive crime during this time. During 1999 Maxine joined Specialist Operations and subsequently became part of the Specialist Crime Directorate as an SIO. During this period she worked within the kidnap unit, Arts and antiques, and cheque and credit card squads.

Maxine has also been involved in a parent body and also covers education by outlining the difficulties of running a small school in an ever-changing and more competitive market. She will talk about the power of a parent body and the steps she took to turn around a school facing closure.


Victoria Humphries is a polar adventurer, three times Guinness World Record holder, mountain climber, marathon runner, author, Bath-based businesswoman, and a ‘normal’ person. She prides herself on being just your average woman who happens to believe that Anything is Possible if you put your mind to it. Life is full of challenges and we always have a choice – step forward or run away, be overcome by the enormity of it, or be brave and step into it. What’s the worst that can happen? Just give it a go!

When not accepting challenges and generally being a little bit bonkers she has spent 25 years working in the education sector as a teacher, governor, Managing Director, consultant, and trainer.  

As always if we can help with any enquiries please email us on enquiries@scampspeakers.co.uk


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.