A voice on national stage

Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) education director Sally Apps has been appointed to  a new national body designed to boost young people’s spoken language and listening skills.

The Commission on the Future of Oracy Education in England aims to provide a blueprint for oracy education at all stages of statutory education in England. 

The group  has been set up in response to the growing recognition of the importance of spoken language to children’s learning and life chances and increasing evidence and concern about the impact of the inconsistency, quality and accessibility of oracy education in schools.

The commission, chaired by Geoff Barton, a former headteacher and outgoing general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, will report in September.