Becoming a Voice 21 Oracy School is a commitment: to transform oracy teaching and learning across your school, enabling all students to access and benefit from a high-quality oracy education.

Being a Voice 21 Oracy School


  • Our blended model of support reflects the ambitions of school leaders who understand that oracy is an essential facet of an effective, empowering and expansive education.
  • Our evidence-based approach alongside your ability to select the support that best suits your school’s needs will enable you to provide your students with a high-quality oracy education.
  • Your Relationship Manager will support you in making the most of your membership and accessing all that is available to your whole school.
Membership benefits

Professional development

  • 2 professional development days of in-depth content delivery for oracy leaders in your school to drive whole-school improvements. 
  • An in-school consultancy visit with one of our Programme Lead oracy experts.
  • Unlimited professional development for all staff via Open Learning.

Tailored planning & impact reports

  • Personalised oracy reports detailing teachers’ knowledge and confidence, students’ self-perceptions as well as areas for development in oracy
  • Supported to develop an action plan for whole school oracy development  aligned to your school’s priorities and informed by your school’s oracy survey results.

Your own 1:1 Relationship Manager

  • A dedicated point of contact at Voice 21 who is your first point of contact, and in touch with you throughout the year.
  • Provide support and advice about how to get the most out of being a Voice 21 Oracy School. Understand your school’s context, and goals.

Access to our oracy schools network

  • Part of a thriving national network at the forefront of innovative and impactful oracy practice in the UK.
  • Join a range of online and in-person networking events to enable all staff to learn and share with teachers in schools across the country.

Select one programme per year within any of our 3 pathways. Whether it be Classroom Practice, Curriculum Design or Leadership Development, our programmes build on and support each other over time, helping your school work towards becoming a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence.

Our programme of Open Learning enhances your school’s pathway choice for the year. It’s a varied selection of our expert short courses, downloadable resources, online learning and peer communities that are accessible to all colleagues in your school, not just teachers. Designed to complement your existing CPD plan, all options are focused on developing a specific area of practice which you select depending on the specific needs of your whole- school, colleagues and long-term goals for oracy.

How much does it cost?

Membership costs £2650 (primary schools) or £3250 (secondary schools) a year.
Discounts are available if you sign up for multiple years or when groups of schools sign up together.

£7350 – 3 years – primary, £9150 – 3 years – secondary

For an additional charge, we can also offer exclusive, bespoke membership packages for groups of more than eight schools.

Please note our Voice 21 Oracy Schools membership is only open to state schools in England and Wales. If you’re based in Scotland or Northern Ireland, please contact to discuss how we can support you.

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