While research has found that strong oracy skills leads to higher order thinking and deeper understanding, an average child in a deprived area has limited opportunities to take part in vocabulary-rich discussions. At Asquith we recognise how vital spoken language skills are for children and we want to equip them with the tools they need to be heard, not just in school but in their future career and life.
We strive for all children to be confident to express their own opinions and ideas in a respectful and supportive environment. We see oracy as part of the school pedagogy, not a standalone lesson or subject, and we expect it to be threaded through daily school life. By the time children leave Asquith our hope is that they can speak clearly to a variety of audiences, articulate and express their thoughts and ideas, and conduct and participate in respectful discussions.