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The Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) does not currently exist while Parliament is dissolved ahead of the 2019 General Election, and therefore is not undertaking any activity at present. We expect the Oracy APPG to be back up and running the 'Speak for change' Inquiry once the APPG has reformed following the Election. 


Speak for change Inquiry

The Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group's Speak for Change inquiry is seeking to improve oracy education in schools. There is a growing consensus across society including government, employers, teachers, and parents, as to the importance of developing students' speaking skills. However, members of the Oracy APPG are concerned that oracy is being undervalued and overlooked within state education, denying the majority of children and young people the opportunity to develop these vital skills and hampering social mobility, educational achievement, wellbeing and future employability. This inquiry is investigating the current provision of oracy education in the UK, assessing the value and impact of oracy education and identifying the barriers to children accessing and receiving quality oracy education.

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Students speaking in parliament, April 2018

Calendar of events

The AGM and inquiry launch was held on:

Monday 20th May 2019, 2.30 - 4.30pm, Portcullis House Room M

This will primarily be a drop-in event for MPs, Peers and their staff to find out more about the urgent need for this inquiry, and how you can support it. If you would like to become a member of the Oracy APPG, official AGM business will be at 4pm.

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We're inviting digital evidence submissions up until 6th January 2020. Click below to find out more and submit your evidence.

News & views 

Read the latest oracy news and views from teachers and educationalists across the UK here.

Information & reports

Find out more about oracy and existing reports into oracy education.

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