Following a period of extensive research and analysis of the possible benefits of a comprehensive oracy curriculum in Stranton School; it was decided this would be a key driver for our new curriculum, as evidence has shown:
- Oracy supports learning – including developing creativity and critical thinking in pupils.
- Oracy is vital for social mobility – supporting children’s ability to fulfil their potential in later life.
- Oracy is good for social and emotional learning – helping children who may struggle to work with or play well with others.
- Oracy opens doors to opportunity – extracurricular activities such as debating, youth parliament and volunteering bring a wide variety of benefits and opportunity.
- Oracy is empowering - giving children the skills to develop a ‘voice’ and speak out about things that matter to them.
(NACE – March 2018)
A partnership with the nationally acclaimed School 21, in Stafford, London will help us in our desire to:
- Create momentum within Stranton School to raise awareness of the value of oracy
- Build a whole School culture of talk, across the curriculum and beyond the classroom.
- Strengthening classroom practice – ensuring all teachers are confident in using oracy as a core pedagogy and drawing upon evidence-based practical classroom activities.
- Continuously improve our practice using the latest research and evidence on the impact of oracy.