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.

Key components

Our programme consists of three key components which ensure that you have the relevant knowledge, skills and tools to support your students to learn through and to talk:


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

Staff and students from Bishop Young Academy presenting at the Great Oracy Exhibition 2019

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. Register below and our team will get back to you to arrange a time to speak.

Hear from programme participants

Find out more about the Partner School Programme from an alumni

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