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Oracy in the Arts - online via Zoom(ID 998)

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The BTSA is delighted to be able to offer three online 'Oracy' training programmes aimed at embedding oracy into everyday teaching to support effective communication for young people aged 3-16 years.

Oracy can be defined as the range of speaking and listening skills, behaviours and language necessary for effective communication and collaboration. Oracy skills encompass physical, social and emotional, linguistic and cognitive aspects of learning. Teaching oracy means putting more intention behind how you guide and organise your students' talk. When they gather for group work or discussions, give them talking guidelines, roles and tools. Oracy is argued to reduce the attainment gap of those most disadvantaged pupils (Alexander, 2017) and is essential for effective learning (Nicol & Andrews, 2018; Alexander, 2012).

Recent research by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggests that lockdown and other measures taken to combat the pandemic have deprived young people of social contact and experiences essential to supporting and developing their communication skills.

This session will cover:

  • How to include and embed oracy into everyday classrooms
  • Practice using oracy skills through practical tasks  
  • Look at opportunities to utilise oracy within the Arts

Please view attached flyer for programme details: Oracy in the Arts

The BTSA is pleased to offer two additional Oracy training programmes; Oracy in the STEM Subjects and Oracy in Humanities (please select appropriate buttons below for further details).

All three oracy programmes are suitable for both primary and secondary phases.


No. of peopleDescriptionPrice
1Per Person£40.00


Online training sessions 4.00pm-5.15pm via Zoom:

Oracy in the STEM Subjects - Monday 15th November 2021
Oracy in Humanities - Thursday 27th January 2022
Oracy in the Arts - Thursday 19th May 2022

This session will take place online via Zoom.  Please ensure that you have received joining instructions, including an ID number and password, prior to the session. 

Please contact Denise Mair on if you have any questions or have not received joining instructions.

Use of Zoom
For those of you that may not have used Zoom before, please load the app onto your chosen devise then simply click on the session link provided or  select “Join meeting” and type in the ID number and password provided. Remember to activate your video and audio so that you can be seen and heard by everybody and select gallery view (tap on top left of tablets for this option or swipe right on mobiles) so that you can see other participants and your facilitator.

Please can all delegates ensure they arrive at their destination 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event.  This will allow time for delegates to sign in at reception and be escorted to the meeting room.


Should delegates wish to cancel a place on a course you must notify the BTSA Manager, Denise Mair at

Failure to attend a course will be considered a cancellation and as such no refund will be offered. If you cancel a place on a fee-paying course within four working weeks, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed. Cancellations received within two working weeks will incur the full fee paid. Non-attendance of funded or free places without notification of extenuating circumstances within 48 hours will result in a charge to the school/organisation of £35 per session. Please inform us if you are unable to attend as this may allow another delegate to attend in your place. 

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