MPs have launched a parliamentary Inquiry to improve oracy education (the teaching or speaking and listening skills) in schools. This inquiry will investigate the current provision of oracy education in the UK, assess the value and impact of oracy education and identify the barriers to children accessing and receiving quality oracy education. This survey is particularly focused on the views of teachers and schools leaders, but the inquiry is seeking to gather wider views from many professionals and students to support evidence gathering.

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* 1. Your background: Are you a.....

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* 2. Which factor/factors below are the most important reasons for students to develop their oracy (speaking and listening) skills?

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* 3. What is your interest in this inquiry to improve oracy education in schools?

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* 4. Should spoken language have the same status as reading and writing in our education system?

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* 5. Are the speaking and listening elements of the current curriculum sufficient in order to delivery high quality oracy education?

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* 6. Do you work in an educational setting that focuses or prioritises the development of communication skills in young people?

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* 7. Can you give examples of how oracy can be effectively taught in schools or other settings with young people?

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* 8. What barriers do teachers face in providing quality oracy education, both within schools and the education system as a whole? What support do teachers need?

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* 9. How can we further incentivise teachers to deliver more oracy education to children and young people?

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* 10. Are you happy for your views to be attributed to you and quoted in the final parliamentary report? If yes please add your details below.

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