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The Discover Debating programme aims to use debating to foster literacy and oracy in primary school students. It aims to create demonstrable progress across core areas of the KS2 curriculum, in particular in spoken language. We are able to offer this programme for free to a limited number of schools in London, Wales, the West Midlands and North East and the East.

The programme can run in two different ways:

1 - If the school is within commutable distance of one of our mentor hubs, it will start with a term of weekly hour-long teaching lead by our expert debating mentors who will demonstrate running a debate club using lesson plans provided by the ESU to both teachers and the mentors. A CPD training session will be offered to three teachers to cement their ability to understand and implement lesson plans provided by the ESU for the remainder of the year running the debate club,  as well as giving a wider understanding of the place of debate in improving speaking and listening skills in the classroom. Teachers will then receive on-going e-support from the ESU as well as a mentor lead session at the end of each subsequent term to compound the benefits.

2 - If not within commutable distance of a mentor hub, the programme will begin with the CPD training and will involve mentor support once a term.


2 - If not within commutable distance of a mentor hub, the programme will begin with the CPD training and will involve mentor support once a term.

At the end of the programme teachers will feel equipped to run a debate club within their schools independently and have a large bank of resources, training and experience to draw upon. The debate club itself as well as the understanding to implement these skills more widely in a host of classroom contexts will create a sustained impact in improving the oracy and literacy skills of students on the programme.

This is a programme only open to State/Maintained Primary schools and places will be allocated on the basis of priority being given to schools with a high % of pupils who are FSM6 or EAL. 
 
If you have any questions or queries about Discover Debating or other ESU programmes please either check out or website here or contact us using the details below.

The Debating Programmes Team
debating@esu.org

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* 26. Percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals

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* 27. In order to be eligible for this free programme you must assist us in monitoring the impact upon students by providing anonymised student data on the basis of an assessment scheme we will provide to you.

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* 28. School EAL percentage? 

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* 29. How did you hear about this programme?

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* 30. Do you want to hear about other ESU programs and opportunities?

**Registration extended**

Registration will now close on 2nd December 2018 at 23:59 - we will let schools know whether they have secured a Discover Debating package and which delivery model shortly after this date. If you registered prior to the 18th of November you should hear back by Friday 23rd November

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