What is oracy?
Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language. An oracy rich school, is a school that provides explicit teaching opportunities to teach children how to communicate effectively. Oracy is a powerful tool for learning; by teaching children to become more effective speakers and listeners, we empower them to better understand themselves, each other and the world around them.
Within an oracy rich school you will see language and oracy at the heart of the curriculum. Language is carefully modelled across the school and the power of oracy is celebrated. At Stanton, we believe that oracy increases confidence, by empowering children with the belief that their voice has value and developing the ability to articulate thoughts, so others will listen and engage.
We have recently taken part in the 'Wiltshire Talks' oracy project to support staff understanding of teaching oracy effectively.