• Without a foundation in fact, oracy isn’t sufficient

    Of course pupils need to learn to express themselves, says John Blake, but the fact is that without a firm basis in knowledge, their rhetoric will fall flat There are not many people who think literacy and numeracy are inessential objectives of our children’s education, even if there is far less agreement about how best

    5.00 May. 20th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Strict traditional teaching methods are 'pushing oracy out', says MP

    Traditionalist “chalk and talk” pedagogy is pushing oracy skills out of the curriculum to the detriment of poorer pupils, according to an MP who was once a primary teacher. Emma Hardy (pictured), Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, said that schools favouring Victorian-style teaching methods in which pupils are “seen and not heard” is

    7.00 Jan. 21st, 2018 | News