This year, as part of a focus on oracy, Belle Vue Girls’ Academy will be partnering with Voice 21. We believe

that every young person should leave school able to express their ideas, communicate with

confidence and speak eloquently. These vital skills are captured by the word ‘oracy’ which was

coined in the 1960s to give spoken language parity with literacy and numeracy. Voice 21, an

educational charity, is working with teachers and schools across the UK to support the

development of oracy in schools.

Over the course of the year ahead, we are looking forward to using more talk to support learning in

lessons and creating more opportunities for our young people to be heard beyond the classroom.

If you would like to find out more about oracy or Voice 21, please take a look at their website: