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Assessment and oracy press coverage, home and away

Testing the Water coverage abroad We are delighted that Testing The Water – our report on assessment with Pearson, has attracted attention from overseas. Last week, London-based Chilean journalist Mónica Pérez from the news channel T13 interviewed Will Millard about curriculum and assessment reforms in England. In the segment Will explains that while reforms in England …

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Oracy: Why I left the Speaking Up For Speaking event buzzing

Events in the Commons’ committee rooms invariably concern important issues, but are sometimes a little…. stuffy. Our recent event with Emma Hardy MP-  “#speakingup”  was different, and there are five main reasons I thought it was both unique and successful. It’d be great to see more events following these principles. 1. The fantastic speakers included …

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Oracy: The State of Speaking in Our Schools

In an exclusive interview for our new report on oracy, Professor Frank Hardman, argues that talk is: “the most powerful tool of communication in the classroom and it is fundamentally central to the acts of teaching and learning”. “The State of Speaking in Our Schools” was commissioned by Voice 21. It reveals that oracy (learning to talk well, and …

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