Our commitment to becoming a Talk-Rich Trust

In 2021 to 2022, Abbey MAT is committed to developing the crucial communication skills of all of its young people, embarking upon an innovative and exciting partnership with Voice 21. It is our vision to transform oracy teaching and learning across the Trust, enabling all students to access and benefit from a high-quality oracy education.

In both November and January, our Primary and Secondary Schools engaged with a full day of oracy CPD. We had inspiring keynote speakers including Professor Neil Mercer, a leading academic in the field of oracy education and Chaitan Rajania, Assistant Principal and Oracy Lead at the Madani Schools in Leicester. Each school participated in bespoke workshops which allowed all staff to develop their knowledge and skills around oracy. The day was engaging, fast-paced and well received. It has set in motion an exciting time for all of our young people in the Trust as all teachers are actively ensuring that they learn to talk and through talk to become the active, confident and globally minded young people of the future. Hear from our pupils first hand as they explain: Why Our Voice Matters.