Children’s spoken language skills are one of the strongest predictors of their future life chances, yet too many disadvantaged children arrive at school with poor communication skills, already behind their more advantaged peers. Left unaddressed, this gap grows rather than diminishes.

Teaching oracy can change this

Oracy develops students' confidence, articulacy and capacity to learn. That’s why we support teachers and schools to provide a high quality oracy education which empowers students to find their voice for success in school and in life. 

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Build your understanding, confidence and expertise in oracy.


Transform your teaching and learning in your classroom and lead best practice in oracy education across your school.


Create, embed and sustain a tailored approach to embedding oracy throughout your school.

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Launch a multi-layered collective approach to embed excellent oracy practice across a number of schools.

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Our Impact

Every year we work with thousands of teachers and hundreds of schools across the UK.

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  • National Oracy Pioneers Programme
  • Voice Areas
  • Partner Schools
  • National Oracy Leaders Programme

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