In the third stage of membership as a Voice 21 Oracy School, you will improve and sustain practice across your school, embedding long-term organisational change. There will also be opportunities to support other schools with the development of their practice.

Stage 3 contains three key elements:  our Oracy Impact and Innovation course, consultancy support and online learning modules. These will equip you and your teachers with the expertise, tools and resources to sustain, strengthen and share your oracy teaching and learning practice.

Course: Oracy Impact & Innovation

This course will enable your team to evaluate the impact of oracy in your own school and others’, and use these insights to design and implement innovative practices to further strengthen the impact of oracy in your school.

Through an in-depth exploration of current practice at your school and other schools within our network, your Oracy Champions will engage in professional learning to drive impact in your setting.

Your school will have confident Oracy Champions who:

  • Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in how they use oracy to support your students’ progress
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of different schools’ approaches to oracy and use this to inform decision-making in their context

Your students will benefit from:

  • Accelerated progress in oracy through targeted and innovative practice

Time: This course will take place online, with self-led learning modules and practical tasks to complete in school. Online teaching time will be split into termly twilights, encompassing the equivalent of one day in total.

Course attendees: Spaces for two teachers – the Oracy Champions for your school.

Voice 21 Oracy Consultancy

Throughout the year you will work with a dedicated Voice 21 consultant who will provide one-to-one, ongoing support, tools and guidance, strengthening your school’s already-strong practice and equipping you to further develop the impact of oracy in your school.  

Your Voice 21 Oracy Consultant will provide developmental support and review of current practice across your school. Your school will be equipped to continually sustain oracy practice, as well as sharing your learning with our network of schools nationally.

Through this, by the end of this stage your school will have:

  • Established knowledge, understanding and practices that enable continual self-led improvement for your oracy provision
  • Sustained and embedded strong oracy practice in all areas of school life

Time: our consultancy support includes frequent one-to-one meetings, information sharing and progress reviews conducted remotely. You will also benefit from an Oracy Consultancy Day at your school, focused on your school’s priorities. Your school’s progress and plans will be defined and shared in bespoke documents throughout the year, such as your Oracy Benchmarks Report. 

Online learning on the Voice 21 Exchange 

The modules you have access to at Stage 3 will stimulate innovation and enable your team to lead the national conversation around oracy. You will also have access to a module designed to support new staff induction to oracy alongside modules focused on specialist areas of practice.

Through this, by the end of this stage your school will have:

  • Practitioners who are using innovative approaches to strengthen the impact on students
  • Contributed to the national oracy conversation through opportunities to share practice
  • Equipped all staff, including new members of your team, with the core oracy knowledge they need

Our range of self-led online modules vary in length and can be completed at a time which works for your team. The Voice 21 Exchange is open to anyone in your school who wants to develop their oracy expertise.

Register now for September 2021!


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).


On registering, please select the most convenient course location to attend across England and Wales, or you can choose to attend the course online only.


We are full to capacity for schools starting their membership as a Voice 21 Oracy School this school year. We are now taking registrations for schools wishing to start as Voice 21 Oracy Schools in September 2021. You can register one school or multiple schools via the links below.

Register now for September 2021

You can register now to join Stage 3 as a Voice 21 Oracy School in September 2021.

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.

Any questions? Contact to discuss further, or keep reading to find out about our impact.

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