At Bishop Ramsey School, students learn effective oral communication skills which allow them to communicate key ideas and opinions in a range of contexts.
There is a subject-specific focus on using academic language and vocabulary to support students to become ‘experts’ in that subject. Teachers plan opportunities where students can listen sensitively and respectively to others’ ideas.
Students are encouraged to become experts at speaking through a variety of enrichment clubs such as Debating Club and participating in discussion through a variety of different forums such as the School Council. Public speaking opportuniites include students leading assemblies, leading aspects of collective worship, giving presentations to their peers and staff and taking part in public speaking competitions.
Debating Club is a successful enrichment where students are taught how to speak on the public platform and master the skill of thinking and speaking on their feet. Students often have the opportunity to compete against other schools in competions including the English Speaking Union Schools' Mace.