In the second stage of membership as a Voice 21 Oracy School, you will focus on meeting the Oracy School Benchmarks, embedding oracy throughout the curriculum, culture and core approaches of the school.


Our Oracy Curriculum and Culture Course, consultancy support and online learning modules will equip you and your teachers with the expertise, tools and resources to embed a whole-school approach to oracy education.

By the end of Stage 2 your students’ knowledge of and proficiency in oracy will develop as they move through the school as the curriculum provides new challenges and opportunities for them.

Key outcomes and benefits of Stage 2

By the end of Stage 2 you and your colleagues will have:

  • Evaluated your school against the Oracy Benchmarks and tracked your progress across the year
  • Revisited and developed your school’s vision for oracy, priorities and strategic planning for the year
  • Embedded and codified your whole-school approach to oracy teaching and learning
  • Led in-house CPD
  • Designed and implemented a bespoke whole-school oracy curriculum
  • Created opportunities for students to develop and showcase their oracy skills as part of wider school life
  • Discovered new contexts for your students to further develop their oracy skills
  • Continued to use oracy as a means to strengthen and deepen subject learning
  • Shared best practice and learning back to our members’ network.
Outcomes for your students

Students have regular opportunities to use their voice for different purposes across a range of different contexts, becoming agile and confident communicators.

The more we’ve got used to speaking up in class and the more people’s oracy has improved in the way they articulate themselves, there’s a lot more discussions that go on in classrooms now” Year 10 student 

Commitments and courses at Stage 2:

Oracy Curriculum and Culture course

This course will equip you and your teachers with the expertise, tools and resources to embed a whole-school approach to oracy education.

The course is two days for two members of staff as well as six hours of online learning and discretionary time in-school for curriculum development and implementation of whole-school oracy initiative

Ongoing consultancy support

Alongside ongoing consultancy support around key milestones, your Oracy Consultant will provide a full day of targeted in-school support depending on the needs of your school. This could include joint learning walks or observations, planning support, leading CPD or team teaching.

At the start and end of each stage we will benchmark your school using the Oracy Benchmarks. As part of this process we will work with you to create your school’s personal Oracy Portfolio. 

Online learning

We have a number of different self-led online modules at each stage which we would encourage your staff to complete. Each module is approximately six hours of online learning, as well as additional activities and tasks to complete in the classrooms.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost? Each stage costs £2500 (primary schools) or £3000 (secondary schools) for the year. If you sign up for all three stages now, your total cost over three years will be reduced to £7000 (primary schools) or £8500 (secondary schools).

Where are the courses based? On registering, please select the most convenient course location to attend across England and Wales, or you can choose to attend the course online.

When can I register for my school? We are not currently taking registrations however if you would like to find out more or speak to a member of our team you can email us at

Develop oracy across your group of schools

If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust, Local Authority or Teaching School Alliance we can work with you across your group of schools. Click below to find out more.

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