Confident articulation is promoted through regular oracy opportunities. Oracy is a part of every five-phase lesson where teachers will encourage students to use subject-specific and ambitious vocabulary in full sentences. As part of regular questioning and collaboration in lessons, oracy prompts allow students to frame and develop responses in a formal manner.
During tutor period, students love engaging with the weekly 'big question' which enables them to consider a range of perspectives, develop reasoning and articulate opinions. Themes and ideas of local, national, and international relevance engage students with their place in the wider world.
The Big Question
Examples of the 'big question' are as follows: