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On Thursday 28 April The Oracy: All Party Parlimentary Group, led by Emma Hardy, MP,launched and published their final report.
The report finds;
'The ability to communicate effectively is an essential ingredient to both success in school and beyond. The Inquiry has heard compelling and wide-ranging evidence as to why oracy is vital for children and young people’s educational progress and life prospects, and about the detrimental impact for those who miss out.
(it)... finds that the development of spoken language skills requires purposeful and intentional teaching and learning throughout children’s schooling...'
We are so pleased that this timely report highlights the necessity of putting effective speaking and listening at the heart of all learning. Our good practice, tools, programmes and interventions here at EW have never been more needed, as;
'...there is a concerning variation in the time and attention afforded to oracy across schools, meaning that for many children, the opportunity to develop these skills is left to chance.
The pandemic has increased the imperative to act now. '
The report does however evidence the 'awesome' work already underway in schools across the country in prioritising oracy in the classroom. The imperative is 'to build on this momentum so every child in every school has the opportunity to develop these vital skills.'
We are so pleased that Education Work's joint project with Oracy@GwE forms part of the picture of excellent practice.
To find out more or download the Executive summary and the full report click here