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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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Speak for change Inquiry

The Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group's Speak for Change inquiry has re-launched in 2020 following the General Election. It's focus is 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. 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.

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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