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F-Bomb blog: oracy in schools

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Last updated 8th August 2023.

Claire Tupling’s excellent blog Starmer’s ‘F-Bomb’ (educationandsociety.wordpress.com) warns that “oracy” should accept that speech may be dysfluent.

Labour has pledged to put oracy at the centre of its plans to reform education. However oracy and “good communication” is often wrongly equated with fluency.

Claire warns that children who stammer should not be told that the way that they speak is “less than”, or that they should try to be fluent if they want to be seen as good communicators. And oracy should not be assessed in terms of how fluent someone is.

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