Judy Clark is a highly experienced English consultant committed to empowering pupils to find their voice both literally and metaphorically. A lead oracy champion, working cross phase with schools to develop spoken language as the underpinning vehicle for learning, Judy has a passion for children’s literature and is committed to opening up the treasures and delights of reading, writing and language to pupils of all ages. She has worked as a senior leader in school; a local authority school improvement adviser for literacy; with Pie Corbett as a Talk for Writing consultant and as the Primary Adviser for the National Literacy Trust for many years whilst continuing to lecture in English at Plymouth Marjon University and work nationally as a freelance trainer and consultant.
She lives on Dartmoor in the shadow of Haytor and is currently reading The Wild Folk by Sylvia Linstead
00:00 – 02:06 Introduction
1. 02:07 Judy, tell us a bit more about yourself, your background and why you are so passionate about literacy, particularly ‘oracy’.
2. 06:20 So, what do we exactly mean when we refer to oracy and why is important?
3. 11:15 Should we measure and assess oracy?!
4. 14:50 What are the most effective methods to develop oracy in schools? / What examples do you have of oracy being particularly effective in school?
5. 21:24 There is concern at the moment about the most disadvantaged pupils and their lack of engagement with education during school closures. We also believe there will be a significant impact on pupil wellbeing. What place does oracy have in our support of students during the next few months, and how might it underpin a recovery curriculum?
6. 28:38 Where can we find out more about oracy?
Jim can be found on Twitter @jimrogers72