Voice 21 equips educators with the oracy expertise to transform their students' learning and life chances through talk.

We work with schools to develop a whole-school approach to oracy education through one-to-one support, expert professional development and a strategic approach to implementation.
Primary students stood in a line engage in oracy practice

We believe that schools have the power to change a child’s life and create a fairer society. We support schools to build oracy into the curriculum, teaching and learning and wider school life. Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language and listening. Oracy skills set children up for success in school and life.

We work in the schools in which we can make the biggest difference. In Voice 21 schools, you will hear students solving problems collaboratively in maths and dissecting arguments in history, talking through conflicts in the playground and leading assemblies. Like reading, writing and maths, children can learn oracy skills and they are vital to every aspect of school, work and creating healthy relationships with other people.

"Oracy helps me be brave."


Join us at the Great Oracy Exhibition on Wednesday 16th October 2024 in Birmingham.

Vibrant, energising and inspiring, the  Great Oracy Exhibition is the UK’s largest oracy event. It is where Voice 21 Oracy Schools, and those looking to further their oracy education provision, come together for a celebration and showcase of incredible oracy achievements and practice.


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