School lectures and workshops

At Spurway Training we have extensive experience of delivering talks and workshops for school groups.  Our usual topic would be a presentation on ‘Refugees in Scotland’ in which we cover:

  • The meanings of common immigration terminology like ‘asylum seeker’ and ‘refugee’
  • Which countries refugees usually come from, why people flee those countries, and how some manage to travel to the UK
  • What are the living circumstances of refugees in Scotland and what can pupils do to help?

The sessions can be delivered as a lecture or with interactive exercises that will engage the pupils with the subject.  One to two hours is a common length for our sessions.


Client feedback

Here are a few things that previous clients of Spurway Training have had to say:

‘When I was looking for Equality and Diversity training for my team I immediately approached Jamie Spurway, as he had delivered an excellent Refugee Awareness course for us earlier in the year. Jamie possesses all the qualities I look for in a trainer. He is an excellent facilitator and puts people at ease, allowing them to speak openly and honestly about their concerns and ask questions without feeling embarrassed. This is essential when training people on a subject like Equalities, where people are at times worried about saying ‘the wrong thing’. Jamie spoke with me before planning the course and identified my expectations and priorities for the session. He had researched our organisation and our core business. Jamie tailored the course to meet our needs which kept the interest of the team as it was wholly relevant to their work. I would thoroughly recommend Jamie as a trainer. He has delivered courses to my team on two different subjects and both have been exemplary. We will definitely be inviting him back!’

Morven MacLean, Macmillan Volunteering Manager 

‘We contacted Spurway Training regarding a short term piece of consultancy work exploring volunteering practice amongst refugee populations in West Scotland. Jamie was absolutely fantastic – he was responsive to tight deadlines, immediately understanding of the project requirements and produced reports that reflected an in-depth understanding and expertise. I was very impressed and can easily recommend Spurway Training.’

Phil Arnold, Senior Services Manager, Refugee & International Tracing Services
British Red Cross – Refugee Unit

Who we are, what we do and why

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Insightful, engaging, shocking and brilliantly done.

Delegate feedback, Scottish Refugee Council

All aspects of training design and delivery. Public speaking and facilitating group work.

At Spurway Training we work with charities, schools and the public sector to provide outstanding opportunities for learning and development. We will work with you to research, design and deliver courses specific to your needs. Our trainer has over a decade of experience working with groups to inform their knowledge, develop their sensitivity and challenge their preconceptions.
We have designed and delivered training on many aspects of the following broad topics:

  • Challenging violence against women
  • Cultural and religious sensitivity
  • Promoting equality of access
  • Working with interpreters
  • Supporting refugees and victims of trafficking

To discuss possible projects please contact us. We will happily come to you for preliminary meetings to discuss the work without any obligation on either side.

Phone – 07921 439 952

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