We work with schools across the UK to help develop the tools and resources to ensure every student is taught to communicate effectively.
"We want children to find their voice metaphorically & literally"
Peter Hyman, Executive Head, School 21
We believe that oracy, the ability to communicate effectively using spoken language, should have the same status as numeracy and literacy in the curriculum.
Programmes & Partnerships
Join us at our upcoming events
Oracy in Science & Maths | Focus Day | Wednesday13th June
Over the course of this day, you will explore the theory behind oracy in maths and science and become familiar with a range of practical strategies to take back to your classroom or department.
Suitable for subject leaders and subject teachers
Speaking Summit | Friday 6th July
Discover practical approaches to improve talk in your classroom
Explore how high expectations for speaking & listening can be embedded across your school
Be part of the conversation about increasing the value of oracy in education
Oracy: for success in learning & life
"Speaking is a huge priority. It's one of the biggest indicators of success later in life. It's important in terms of their employability as they get older. It's important in terms of wellbeing. If children aren't able to express themselves and communicate how they're feeling, they're not going to be able to be successful members of society."
Amy Gaunt, Voice 21
These videos showcase the work of staff and students at School 21. They were produced by Edutopia as part of their Schools that work series.
Our Oracy Framework isolates key components of communication (linguistic, physical, cognitive and social & emotional). It's a useful tool for analysing oracy.
Download the Oracy Framework