Social Mobility

ESB Launches New Speech Pathways

We are delighted to announce that our ESB Level 2 Certificate in Speech (Grade 4) qualification has been updated and you can start booking today! The qualification now gives more options to explore oracy in the classroom. Learners can develop their oracy skills in a way that suits them, playing to their strengths and interests.…

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Celebrating success in Salford: ESB presents RECLAIM teens with well-earned qualifications.

If only all graduation ceremonies were as inspiring as this! Tina Renshaw, ESB Chief Executive, presented certificates to young learners from the Manchester-based charity RECLAIM to celebrate their fantastic achievement. Tina and two representatives from ESB followed in Morrissey’s footsteps up to the famous Salford Lads Club to congratulate the young learners on their completion…

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ESB welcomes the Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group’s inquiry – Speak for Change.

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. is supporting a new parliamentary inquiry Speak for Change, led by Emma Hardy MP, which is paving the way to improve oracy education in schools. *The Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) doesn’t currently exist while Parliament is dissolved ahead of the General Election, and therefore is not undertaking any activity at…

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Inspiring talent in North West youngsters

ESB and RECLAIM, a youth leadership and social change organisation set up in Moss Side, Manchester in 2007 began working together in 2018. The partnership was initiated to support young people in the North West by developing their skills and fulfilling their potential as they progress into adulthood. ESB witnessed first-hand the work of RECLAIM…

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“Character and resilience” as important as GCSEs for young people says Damian Hinds

The Education Secretary addressed the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership conference in London this morning to stress the importance of instilling confidence and character in every child. Hinds declared that he wishes to “call time” on the phrase “public-school confidence”, arguing that such confidence should not be reserved for privately educated children only.…

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Celebrating success! 2018 Young Speakers of the Year

English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. held its annual Young Speakers of the Year Showcase on Saturday, 17th November. Winners travelled from around the country to Liverpool to attend the celebration and receive their awards. Out of 14,000 learners who took ESB Speech assessments in 2017-18, twelve were selected as winners in recognition of their outstanding…

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