What is the Oracy Teacher of the Year Award?

We know that teachers across the country regularly go above and beyond to deliver a high-quality oracy education for their students. This national award, in association with Oxford University Press, celebrates the passion, commitment and dedication of a teacher to provide a high-quality oracy education in their school.

When are nominations open?

Nominations are now closed for 2022. They will open again in Spring 2023

What are we looking for?

  • An inspirational oracy teacher or leader who goes above and beyond to ensure that their students’ voices are valued. 
  • A teacher who has demonstrated innovative teaching practice in oracy, or helped a particular class or group of students to develop their oracy skills and find their voice.
  • A teacher that has transformed oracy teaching and learning in their school.

Entry is via a simple application form and is judged by a panel made up of Voice 21’s nationally recognised oracy experts, teachers and school leaders who have direct experience of the transformative impact of a high-quality oracy education. Nominations for 2023 will open in Spring. 

Why enter?

  • Recognise the achievements of a teacher to embed oracy in your school
  • Promote the impact oracy has had in your school
  • Win a prize bundle for the winning teacher, their class and the school including a voucher from Oxford University Press and £150 for the winning teacher and their school.
  • Receive recognition from Oxford University Press and national oracy experts
  • Boost enthusiasm for oracy amongst teachers across your school

Apply now

Applications for 2023 will open in Spring. You can nominate yourself or a colleague in your school.

Please note: The award is only open to teachers in state schools in the UK and to nominate someone, you must work in education in some capacity.

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