Our Leadership Development programme of support will develop a leader with the knowledge and skills to build staff capacity and lead oracy across your school, aligned with whole-school priorities.

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Our Leadership Development pathway recognises the vital importance of oracy-specific leadership and equips participants with the skills, tools and experiences to be confident and effective leaders of oracy.

This pathway contains: 2 days on our Oracy Leadership Residential course, mentoring sessions, 1 school study visit day and network meetings with other Oracy Leads.

By the end of this pathway, you will notice your students’ benefitting from high expectations for oracy as your vision connects a high-quality oracy teaching & learning approach to them as individuals and their community.

Key outcomes and benefits of the Leadership Development pathway

The Oracy Lead will:

  • Develop their voice as a leader of oracy, in the school and within the sector
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to create, lead and deliver an ambitious, strategic vision for oracy which aligns with whole-school priorities
  • Learn how to develop oracy teaching practice and design methods which enable them to understand and evaluate the impact of oracy across the school
  • Pioneer innovative strategies to embed and strengthen oracy provision across the school

Colleagues across the school will:

  • Develop an impact-led approach to oracy teaching and learning, supported by rigorous evaluation
  • Build and buy into a clear and compelling vision for oracy development at their school and for their students

Learn more about the Curriculum Design Pathway

Learn more about the Classroom Practice pathway

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