‘In 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. It is also a route to social mobility, empowering all students, not just some, to find their voice to succeed in school and life.’ (Voice 21)
At Queens Road, we want all of our pupils to leave us as effective communicators and with high-quality oracy skills which will be vital to them throughout the rest of their schooling, and in adult life. Because of this, communication is one of our school values which underpins our whole curriculum.
We explicitly teach our children the vital skills to ‘talk’ effectively while ensuring that our children are given opportunities to ‘learn through talk,’ across the curriculum. Our Oracy curriculum is based upon the Voice 21 Oracy Skills Framework. This breaks down effective communication skills into 4 aspects. We teach these strands and ensure progress across through skills using our Oracy Progression Document.