Oracy is…

  • Engaging with others’ ideas
  • Reasoning together
  • Listening to understand
  • Changing people’s minds and be open to change yourself
  • Telling compelling stories
  • Developing arguments
  • Expressing yourself
  • Speaking up for what you believe in

At Kestrel Mead Primary Academy, we provide an environment and curriculum where Oracy is used to elevate learning. We are committed to building and embedding a culture of Oracy. The careful planning of purposeful talk from EYFS to Y6 allows children to develop confidence, articulacy and capacity to learn. Each member of our school community is given opportunities to find their voice, which is strongly valued in the following ways:

  • Pupil voice regularly used as a monitoring strategy
  • Primary Leadership team support, create and discuss positive change within our school
  • Celebrate the diversity of languages – background is no barrier to developing Oracy
  • Capturing voice through different platforms
  • Creating Oracy ambassadors within our pupil body
  • Early Language intervention programmes

Our dedicated Oracy Champions have worked with Voice 21 to enhance the curriculum offer and toolkit of strategies available for our pupils to use. Setting the standard for the use of Oracy in driving learning forward.

The Oracy framework we have adopted has 4 specific strands (Physical, Cognitive, Linguistic, Social and Emotional) that allow both staff and pupils to understand what makes good spoken communication.

“Reading and writing float on a sea of talk.” Voice 21

Subject Plans

Oracy Development Plan


Subject Champion/s
Miss N Hall
Miss S Charles