What we do

Debate Mate offers a variety of programmes across the UK. Please see the information below to understand which programme best suits your school.

Core Programme

17-week programme, after-school clubs, national competitions. Including additional programmes: Accelerate, DM+, and the DM Graduate School.

To be eligible for this programme, your school must have above the national average number of students in receipt of Free School Meals over the past six years (FSM6).

Find out if your school is eligible by using the school comparison tool (enter your school’s postcode, and then click on the ‘Absence and Pupil Population’ tab).

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Student Training

Full- and half-day workshops, after-school clubs, competitions,
debating festivals.

Debate Mate have bespoke student training programmes available to all schools across the UK. These programmes are available for schools that do not fall within the eligibility criteria for the Core Programme, and eligible schools that would like to run programmes outside the Core Programme calendar.

Whatever type of school, wherever you are, get in touch with us about our Student Training!

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More opportunities

Teacher Training

Debate Mate runs in-person and online teacher training across the UK. Learn how to use our methodology in the curriculum, cascade CPD, or set up a debate club at your school!

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Click here if you are an organisation, foundation, local authority, or multi-academy trust that wants to partner with Debate Mate for an event, or bespoke training programme.

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Debate Mate runs annual international programmes in Rwanda, Nepal, and Kenya. Find out more about delivery partners, mentoring opportunities, and sponsorship here.

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Visit Debate Mate Limited for information on our corporate training programmes or our exciting new online platform for teachers Debate Mate Online.