Stranton Primary School

Stranton Primary School

"Only the best is good enough"

Oracy at Stranton

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 fulfill 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 Voice 21 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


Oracy Curriculum

  The Four Strands of Oracy                                      Oracy Progression Map