Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language. In school, oracy is a vital 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.
Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language. Oracy develops students' confidence, articulacy and capacity to learn.
Respectful, trusting, supportive and productive relationships between all who form part of the school community are crucial aspects of our oracy ethos. We place a high priority on supporting the development of good speaking and listening skills amongst our pupils, beginning with our youngest children aged 2. Correct spoken language and development of vocabulary is fundamental to learning. Speaking and listening play a large part in a child’s progress in all curriculum areas and teachers plan to develop these skills in a wide variety of ways, often embedded within classroom routines. We aim to develop and encourage fluent speakers, with rich vocabulary, who are confident to express their, wants needs and opinions in a wide range of situations, as well as being kind, tolerant and respectful of others.
(NACE – March 2018)
A partnership with Voice 21 will help us in our desire to: