Oracy Learning (and Learning through Oracy) at Batchley First School

Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language. In our school, oracy is a powerful tool for learning; by teaching students to become more effective speakers and listeners we empower them to better understand themselves, each other and the world around them.
Through a high-quality oracy education students learn well through talk and learn to talk well.

This is when they develop and deepen their subject knowledge and understanding through talk in the classroom, which has been planned, designed, modelled, scaffolded and structured to enable them to learn the skills needed to talk effectively. A wide vocabulary and the ability to speak fluently, with expertise, is going to be so important to our learners as they progress and grow in their learning and future lives. Successful speakers are successful people.

Through our work with Voice 21 (the UK’s oracy education charity), staff are developing the deliberate, explicit and systematic teaching of oracy, as well as embedding its use throughout the curriculum, to support children and young people to make progress in the four strands of oracy outlined in the Voice 21 Oracy Framework, below.



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