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 (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.  

Please click below for further details on how you can have your say. 

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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


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