Voice 21's summer events 2021
This summer we're running a series of free events over Zoom, open to all. Register below to secure your place!
Which events would you like to register for? Please tick all that apply.
Tuesday 18 May, 4 - 5pm -
Speak for change: what's next for oracy education?
In light of the Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group final report from their Speak for Change Inquiry, this participatory event will enable teachers and schools to share their response to the report and recommendations, and hear how they have already taken great strides to embed oracy into their classroom and throughout their schools.
Wednesday 26 May, 4 - 5pm -
Oracy and Vocabulary
Research tells us that the size of a child’s vocabulary is the best predictor of success on future tests and children with a poor vocabulary are four times more likely to struggle with reading in adulthood and three times more likely to have mental health issues. This event will explore the link between oracy and vocabulary and consider how to create language-rich classrooms that encourage students to interact with a wide-ranging, complex spread of vocabulary, through both speaking and listening. It will also be an opportunity to learn more about 'Voicing Vocabulary', a Voice 21 project funded by the Dulverton Trust.
Thursday 10 June, 4 - 5pm -
Valuing every voice: masterclass by teachers in our 'Get Talking in PRUs' project
This Teacher Masterclass will feature teachers from the 'Get Talking in PRUs' project, who will share practical ideas for both mainstream and AP settings that effectively support student participation, engagement and social and emotional development. They will also showcase the impact this has had in their settings.
Thursday 17 June, 4 - 5pm -
Valuing every voice: key learnings from our 'Get Talking in PRUs' project
In this Teacher Masterclass, project and impact leads from our 'Get Talking in PRUs' project will share the key learnings oracy has had on effective classroom practice and whole school culture and the impact on teaching, learning and students' social and emotional development. They will share practical ideas for teachers in both mainstream and AP settings to support vulnerable students to find their voice.
Thursday 24 June, 3:30 - 4pm -
What's involved in becoming a Voice 21 Oracy School?
Are you thinking about registering your school as a Voice 21 Oracy School for next year? This event will provide an overview of the Voice 21 Oracy Schools membership, outlining all the consultancy support, professional development and online learning available. There will also be a Q&A at the end.
Tuesday 6 July, 3:30 - 4:15pm -
Inclusive oracy: students with social, emotional and mental health needs
In this Teacher Masterclass, we will explore how can oracy be used to make a classroom more inclusive for children with SEMH (social,emotional, mental health needs). Voice 21 and teachers from our network of schools will discuss the benefits of oracy for students with SEMH, and show how can oracy be used to get anxious learners involved in the classroom without heightening their anxieties. We will also outline how students who demonstrate disruptive behaviours can be supported to join in appropriately.
Please note you will receive a separate email confirmation and Zoom link for each event.
What type of organisation do you work for?
Other (any other education institution in the UK or abroad, any other organisation)
School post code:
All UK schools have a unique identifier number. It's important we have your school's correct number, otherwise your registration may be delayed. Please check your school's number via the following links, and enter it below.
Schools in England or Wales -
find your URN
- this will be a 6-digit number starting with a 1 (English schools) or 4 (Welsh schools)
Schools in Scotland -
find your SEED number here
- this will be 7-digit number starting with a 5
School in Northern Ireland -
find your DE number here
- this will be a 7-digit number
Unique Reference Number:
It's very important we have your correct URN, so if you are unsure, please check by searching for your school on: https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/
Your job title:
Your job role:
Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
Specialist Leader of Education (SLE)
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Organisation post code:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Southern Territories
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Isle of Man
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Moldova, Republic of
Papua New Guinea
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania, United Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Virgin Islands, British
Wallis and Futuna
Your job title:
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