School workshop

Delivering
oracy
in schools

We’re a charity providing staff and students with a range of practical oracy workshops – all delivered by professional experts and qualified teachers, especially trained in the use of oracy as an educational tool.

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As we move towards the end of the first half term for this year we are delighted with the feedback we are receiving. Have a look at our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Our highly skilled trainers continue to provide quality workshops. The increase in bookings for this year means we are recruiting. Click here for more information if you are interested in becoming a Talk The Talk trainer.


Why Talk The Talk?

Innovative Whole Year Approach
Talk The Talk work with whole year groups as well as targeting individual classes because peer support is essential to embedding long-term oracy benefits and cultural change.

Individual Student Support
Students receive the support, stretch and challenge they need to flourish with a 1:30 trainer to student ratio in our oracy workshops.

A Long-Term Intervention
A package of resources and follow-up support to ensure sustained benefit from our workshops.

External Evaluation
External evaluation adds reassurances that your students receive maximum impact from their workshops.

A Popular Oracy Intervention Across The UK
We’re one of England and Wales most popular providers of oracy intervention – working directly with 31,424 students in 228 secondary schools across 86 LEAs in 2018/19.

Professor John MacBeath, University of Cambridge:
“The evidence points very persuasively to a highly successful intervention, in particular for shy and reticent students, helping to increase their skills and confidence.”

Since 2013, Talk The Talk has:

Trained over 85,000 secondary students
Delivered over 3,500 workshops across the UK
Provided over 17,500 hours of student training

Testimonials

“Wow! Yet another outstanding day delivered by Talk The Talk. Never tire of seeing these confident young adults standing up and talking about something that matters to them!”

Our Lady & St John Catholic College,
Blackburn

“A well delivered session that has visibly improved my tutor group’s confidence. Students went home buzzing at the end of their first day at school. We have booked the sessions again for next year.”

Dorcan Academy,
Swindon

“Have to say, if anyone had told me at the start of the day, that the students would produce speeches of the quality they did, just five hours later, I’d have said they were delusional…! Phenomenal results!”

Langley Grammar School,
Slough

“Lovely manner with the students, building their confidence and resilience effectively. Students engaged in all activities and a positive learning environment throughout.”

Newall Green High School,
Manchester

“The training was perfectly pitched for the age of our students and it enabled all students to progress significantly with their ability to construct and present to an audience effectively. Everyone from the most confident through to the most anxious absolutely thrived.”

Glenmoor and Winton Academies,
Bournemouth

“Students are highly engaged and are learning a lot of good skills. Pace is good and the sessions progress well. The trainer is obviously vastly experienced with training school children. Excellent!”

Prendergast Ladywell School,
London

“The CPD delivered was outstanding. Many teachers felt it was one of the best inset days we’ve had and they feel great motivation as a result of the tips and guidance.”

Ladybridge High School,
Bolton

Access your free resources!

Expand on our Talk The Talk communication workshops and find PowerPoints and videos to kick off your own oracy strategy on our resources page.

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