Understand the importance of oracy as the basis for all literacy development
Explore the role of speaking and listening in academic achievement and social mobility. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have identified oral language interventions as one of the most promising literacy approaches to emerge from research.
Develop new teaching strategies
Participants will explore approaches to improve oracy skills, including speaking for writing and active listening. There will be a particular focus on literacy in secondary subjects other than English.
Evaluate your current provision and tailor the course of action to your needs
Review your current practice in order to identify any key areas for development. Select and trial strategies designed to improve your specific focus area.
Create an environment of collaborative study, professional dialogue and critical reflection
Participants will learn from each other, share practice and examine different approaches and challenges. We encourage the group to take what they have learned back into their school and trial approaches and see what works best for them.
The workshop takes place over one day.
- Explore speaking and listening research and theory
- Oracy strategies for higher order talk
- From talk to writing: introduction to the register continuum
- Review and trial strategies to develop students' oracy skills in subjects
- Reviewing subject areas with a focus on speaking and listening
Owing to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, delivery of face-to-face training has been suspended. Please explore our online training opportunities. If you have a specific query about our face-to-face Oracy within the Curriculum course email Marlene Vasquez-Cain.
- This 1-day workshop explores language as a tool to develop thinking, training secondary teachers to develop oracy in the classroom.
ResourceView detailsSupport your students to improve their verbal communication skills by teaching different types of interactive talk.
Strategic School Improvement Fund
Applications are now open for the third round of DfE funding that can help groups of schools develop targeted literacy provision to improve school performance and pupil attainment. Find out how we can help as a provider of CPD and other expert support.