The Speak for Change Parliamentary Inquiry is conducting a wide and inclusive process of evidence gathering to ensure many different agendas and viewpoints relating to oracy education are represented in the final report and recommendations.
In particular we want to hear from teachers and students of all ages about why it is so valuable to develop oracy skills in school, how this can be effectively done and how teachers and schools can be better supported.
There are 3 main ways for teachers and students to submit evidence to the inquiry:
1. Online teachers survey
You can also fill out this short survey for teachers to submit your views, and share the link with colleagues. Your quotes and insight may be used in the final report (please state if you wish to remain anonymous, otherwise your quotes may attributed).
2. Download the lesson plan
We have developed a resource for teachers and schools which features a number of talking points to stimulate discussion among students about oracy. Teachers can then nominate a few students to be responsible for directly submitting the evidence to the Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group as part of the lesson via this link.
3. Submit video evidence
As the Oracy Parliamentary Inquiry seeks to promote the importance of the spoken word, we would like to invite audio or video evidence submissions until 30th April 2020. Where permissions are granted, we would particularly like to encourage teachers to submit evidence in this way to capture the views of students or demonstrate a practical aspect that will support the Inquiry's findings.
Specifically, we would invite a submission of audiovisual evidence that:
States the importance of oracy, from a professional or evidence-based position.
Provides a personal insight on oracy.
Provides practice-based evidence such as a classroom demonstration.
Provides examples of students utilising their oracy skills in class.
Provides evidence from a student perspective on why they are speaking up for oracy.
Any digital evidence submitted should be no longer than 2 minutes in length (but you can make more than one submission). If someone is speaking to camera, they need to be clearly visible and audible. Context needs to be provided within the audiovisual submission, regarding its purpose and key messages.