Oracy October Timetable

We have a number of exciting conversations taking place online during Oracy October. Keep reading to find out more about these free events...

Friday 1 October, 3:30-5pm: Creating Connections with Voice 21: the launch of Oracy October

Join us for the launch of Oracy October with Voice 21 CEO, Beccy Earnshaw. This event is not to be missed as we kick off a month of oracy events led by our oracy experts. 

Throughout this participatory discussion you will have the chance to share your views and participate in an interactive session to kick off a month of creating connections.

Tuesday 5 October, 3:30 – 4:30pm: Creating connections with peers: oracy, wellbeing and behaviour

Join Oracy Consultant Holly as she leads this Teacher Masterclass on creating connections with peers. This session will provide an insight into the power of oracy to enable young people to connect with their peers. They will explore how oracy skills can be used to improve emotional literacy and support positive behaviours in the classroom including the links between restorative practice and oracy.

Thursday 7 October, 3:30 – 4:30pm: Creating connections in the classroom: oracy, quiet students and valuing every voice

Sometimes supporting pupils to create connections in the classroom will present various challenges. During this session our Learning and Design Lead, Kathleen, will explore to explore how oracy can facilitate quiet students and provide a framework for valuing every voice

Tuesday 12 October, 3:30 – 4:30pm: Creating connections at home: promoting early oracy and talk beyond the school gates

Do you want to create stronger oracy links between school and home? In this session, we will explore strategies to promote talk beyond the school gates and build an oracy-focused school community. Oracy Consultant, Harley, will lead you through this participatory discussion, sharing our tips and resources that can help.

Thursday 14 October, 3:30 – 4:30pmCreating connections between oracy practitioners

Are you developing oracy in your classroom this year? In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other oracy practitioners working on similar goals, reflecting on challenges and sharing successes. You’ll leave with plenty of tips, practical ideas and suggestions to help you strengthen a focus on oracy in your classroom. In the session, you can choose to join one of four focused discussion groups: 

  • What does oracy look like in the maths classroom?
  • How can oracy support students in the EYFS?
  • What oracy approaches can I use to support vocabulary acquisition?
  • How can I improve my students’ listening skills?

Tuesday 19 October, 3:30 – 4:30pm: Creating connections in the classroom: oracy and students learning English as an additional language (EAL)

Want to learn more about how you can use oracy to support students learning English as an additional language? Join our expert oracy team as we explore how a focus on oracy can support students with access to more than one language at home to flourish in our classrooms. Expect plenty of practical tips and ideas that you can implement in the classroom immediately

Thursday 21 October, 3:30 – 4:30pm: Creating connections between communities: oracy, citizenship and social action  

Our final session of Oracy October is not to be missed as we explore how you can create connections between communities. This participatory discussion is your chance to share ideas, learn from experts and gain valuable insights on how you can harness oracy to promote community cohesion.


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