AO of the year


ESB International to help shape the future of oracy education in England

The Oracy Education Commission represents a pivotal moment for the oracy movement. Chaired by Geoff Barton, the Commission aims to provide a framework for national entitlement to oracy education at all stages of the curriculum in England. for students — Oracy Education Commission (@oracycommission) March 15, 2024 Commission Chair @RealGeoffBarton tells us why the…

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Oracy Social Mobility

Easier to use ESB Speech Specifications

ESB has taken steps to improve its Speech Specifications for 2022 in response to listening to new centres and the information they find helpful. The speech specifications which have been refreshed include Pre-entry to Level 3 (Grade 8) assessments. The improvements include: A new page detailing the benefits of improving learners’ oracy skills, the benefits…

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Learning Oracy Speech

Happy National Poetry Day

It’s National Poetry Day and what better way to celebrate than looking back at some of our wonderful learners’ renditions. Poetry is one key component in many of our Graded Examinations in Speech assessments for learners in Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 5. Encouraging learners to enjoy this use of creative language helps…

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Oracy SEND Social Mobility Speech