This year, as part of a focus on oracy, Beckfoot Upper Heaton will be partnering with Voice 21. We believe that every young person should leave school able to express their ideas, communicate with confidence and speak eloquently. These vital skills are captured by the word ‘oracy’ which was coined in the 1960s to give spoken language parity with literacy and numeracy. Voice 21, an educational charity, is working with teachers and schools across the UK to support the development of oracy in schools.
Over the course of the year ahead, we are looking forward to using more talk to support learning in lessons and creating more opportunities for our young people to be heard beyond the classroom.
If you would like to find out more about oracy or Voice 21 please take a look at their website: www.voice21.org