VOICE BRADFORD - Getting the City Talking

January 2017 saw the launch of Voice Bradford; a collective of like minded schools and organisations focused on improving oracy across the Bradford Area.

Oracy has improved in a number of key schools in recent years, from these key schools, 6 schools have been identified through a selection process to act as Hub Schools.

The six oracy Hub Schools are:

Eastwood Community School

Eldwick Primary School

Green Lane Primary School

Haworth Primary School

Parkwood Primary School

Whetley Academy


These Hub Schools will work with a number of partner schools/settings to support the improvement of oracy in those partners. It is envisaged that joint practice development between Hub and Partner schools/settings will last through this and into the next academic year

Partner Schools /Settings

The initial invitation to become a partner school has now closed but a second opportunity may become available later in the year - watch this space.

Schools/ settings that applied to become partner schools are now progressing through the post application phase. An initial screening will ensure schools/settings expressing an interest meet all the criteria for being a partner school/setting.

Hub School Oracy Champions will then visit the applicant schools/settings which will include a learning walk and a conversation with senior leaders.

We expect around 12 schools or settings will then be chosen to be partner schools/settings and will work with an identified hub school over 5 terms.


Language for Learning Conference

The Language for Learning Group is holding its annual conference on the 20 June 2017. The currently announced speakers include Alan Howe and Beccy Earnshaw. Further details can be found here.



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