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The impact of a single conversation

- 12 Sep 2017

Watch volunteer Norman Riley and Executive Director of the Helen Bamber Foundation TJ Birdi, explain just how transformational our Experience English programme is.

Working with human rights charity the Helen Bamber Foundation, our Experience English programme pairs Londoners with asylum-seekers and refugees who have recently arrived in the UK.

The programme, which lasts for approximately 10 weeks, sees

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The FEA's Report Card: A roundup

Alex Bailey - Branch Education Officer08 Sep 2017

The Fair Education Alliance (FEA), a coalition of over 80 education charities and leading voices in the sector, launches its third Report Card.

As the ESU is a member of the Alliance, myself and a couple of colleagues attended the launch, eager to find out what the

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Thinking Allowed through P4C

Harriet Goodman - SAPERE-registered trainer in P4C31 Aug 2017

Following her presentation at the ESU’s Oracy Symposium in June, Harriet Goodman, discusses her work

In June this year, the ESU held its inaugural International Oracy Symposium, with the aim of showcasing best practice in getting oracy into classrooms around the world and across curriculums. Harriet Goodman, a registered trainer

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School 21 GCSE results signify great news for the role of oracy in education

Duncan Partridge - Director of Education24 Aug 2017

Our founding partner in the Oracy Network celebrates its students’ achievements

Innovation is an exciting but nerve-racking business. ‘What if it all goes wrong?’ says an unwanted voice in your head as you plunge enthusiastically into uncharted territories.

So when innovation proves to be successful, as it

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3 ideas for… introducing oracy activities into your school

Amanda Moorghen - Research and Resources Senior Officer23 Aug 2017

From simple starter activities to whole-school oracy approaches…

Oracy isn’t just for the “gifted and talented”. It isn’t reserved for the stage, the debating club or the English classroom. In order to thrive, every child needs to be a confident, critical communicator. Whole-school

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