The Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is committed to helping every child to be a confident communicator and find their voice, in order to succeed in school and life beyond.
UPDATE: Speak for Change Inquiry
The Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is continuing to collect evidence for the Speak for Change Inquiry, which was launched last year and is seeking to improve oracy education (the development of verbal communication skills) for every child in every school.
Due to the current coronavirus crisis, the Inquiry is reopening its call for written submissions. We recognise that the impact of school closures on children and young people will be significant and potentially long-lasting, particularly for disadvantaged children. We want to invite your insights and concerns regarding the importance and value of oracy and how it can be delivered now, when schools return and in the long term.
The deadline for submissions is 30th June 2020. We’re accepting either written or video submissions. Please click below for further details.
Students speaking in parliament, April 2018
Calendar of events
** THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED**
1st Oral Evidence session - Speak for Change Inquiry
Wednesday 25th March, 1.45-3.30pm
Conference room 2, Parliament Street
All MPs and Peers are welcome to join the session and put questions to the following expert witnesses:
Prof Robin Alexander, Uni. of Cambridge & former Director, Cambridge Primary Review
Paul Drechsler CBE, Former CBI President & former Chair of Teach First
Prof Becky Francis, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation
Jean Gross CBE, Education expert & Government’s former Communication Champion for children
Prof Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching