In light of the recent publication of the ‘Speak For Change’ report into oracy, we explore its findings and what this means for schools. This round table discussion includes key voices, including Emma Hardy, who chaired the APPG report.
The report highlights the significant impact the pandemic has already had on the spoken ‘language gap’ between disadvantaged students and their peers. The report provides compelling evidence of the educational benefits of effective and purposeful talk at every stage of schooling and how a greater focus on oral language improves outcomes for the most disadvantaged students.
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