When you are confident your school meets the Oracy Benchmarks, consistently providing a high-quality oracy education to every student in your school, you can apply to become accredited as a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence.

We assess whether schools meet the criteria to become a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence via a robust, oracy-rich process. At the end of this, you’ll receive a detailed accreditation report written by one of our expert assessors, containing an analysis of your school’s oracy provision, including opportunities to further strengthen oracy at your school.

Want to position your school as a centre of oracy excellence in your area? We’ll be announcing more details about how to become accredited in the near future.

What is an Oracy Centre of Excellence?

Voice 21 Oracy Centres of Excellence set the standard for oracy education, signalling excellent oracy practice across a school.

As a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence, your school will be nationally recognised as a pioneer of high-quality oracy provision, making a tangible difference to the learning and life chances of your students.

How does my school become an Oracy Centre of Excellence?

Typically schools applying for accreditation will have completed each of our three pathways, ensuring that a high-quality oracy education is sustainably embedded across the school.

However, the accreditation is open to all schools, including non-members – any state school can apply to become accredited.

Applications to become a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence will open in Spring 2023.

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