Develop a whole school culture of oracy

We work in partnership with schools committed to building and embedding a culture of oracy. As a Partner School, we will work alongside you to raise the tide of talk in your school. Whether this is through innovative curriculum design, inspiring whole-school oracy showcases, or refining pedagogy in classrooms, we support you to identify your strategic priorities for oracy development and help you to deliver against them.

As a Partner School, you will:

  • Empower your students to become confident, articulate and engaging speakers
  • Equip your teachers to use purposeful talk to drive learning across the curriculum, deepening students’ knowledge, understanding and reasoning
  • Build a whole-school culture which values and celebrates oracy, in classrooms and beyond
  • Strengthen specialist leadership for oracy in your school

This programme is for your school if:

  • You have identified oracy as a strategic priority and are committed to developing a whole-school approach
  • You have identified a leader for oracy in your school who will be able to implement, with our support, a whole-school action plan
  • You want a long term and bespoke approach, which will be rooted in your school’s ambitions and context

Get involved


Two academic years, with a break clause at the end of year one


National – we come to your school


We base our costs on pupil population size. View costs

To sign up as a Partner School we have an initial consultation phone call to better understand your motivations, needs and aims as a school. Email Alex to arrange a time to call. 

Hear from programme participants

Find out more about the Partner School Programme from an alumni

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