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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Oracy in our Curriculum

Why Oracy Matters


"A high-quality oracy education is vital to not only improve academic outcomes of students but also to foster their confidence and wellbeing"

(Voice 21)

Here at Our Lady and St Patrick’s, we want every child to find their voice.


We are working hard to provide a high quality oracy education. With oracy at the heart of our curriculum, we are committed to building and embedding a culture of oracy. Purposeful talk is used to drive forward learning, through talk in the classroom, which has been planned, designed, modelled, scaffolded and structured to enable all learners to develop the skills needed to talk effectively and with confidence. The deliberate, explicit and systematic teaching of oracy across phases and throughout the curriculum will support children to make progress in the four strands of oracy.


Oracy develops pupils' confidence, articulacy and capacity to learn. Providing a high quality oracy education empowers students, regardless of their background, to find their voice for success in school and in life. Effective communication skills are needed for students to succeed in later life. We aspire to create an oracy embedded curriculum and enable pupils to develop speaking and listening skills in all year groups.


Please click the icons below, to find out more about the development of spoken language at OLASP