Our work transforms the learning and life chances of students. Explore our research and how our Voice 21 Oracy schools are achieving a high-quality oracy education for their students.

Voice 21 exists to serve those children and young people who are least likely to develop the oracy skills they need to succeed in school and in life and are least likely to have access to a high-quality oracy education.

Since 2017, when we launched our first national oracy programme, we’ve worked with over 10,000
teachers, 1200 schools and through them, improved the oracy education of over 290,000 students.

We’ve worked with schools from nurseries to sixth-form colleges, from Plymouth to Dundee, in mainstream and Alternative Provision (AP) settings. We’re proud of this breadth because we believe all students are entitled to a high-quality oracy education.

Our frameworks and publications have also strengthened the ability of teachers and school leaders to practically understand what works and how to develop a high-quality oracy education.

We have also been building on the case for oracy and driving a movement for change. Through our seminal research reports and polling we’ve established a well evidenced case for oracy education in the UK. Through founding the Oracy Network, a group of organisations committed to oracy education, and through our work as the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on oracy chaired by Emma Hardy MP, we’ve built a coalition for change.

Find out what the teachers, pupils and schools have to say about their experience working with Voice 21.

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