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.

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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. 

Student parliament oracy

Students speaking in parliament, April 2018

Calendar of events


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

Submit evidence

We're inviting digital evidence submissions up until 30th April 2020. Click below to find out more and submit your evidence.


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