We first funded Voice 21 in 2014, recognising both the need and their determination to put oracy (spoken communication) firmly on the agenda, while giving all children the opportunity to find their voice. 

Their role as the secretariat for the APPG on Oracy has surfaced vital evidence from hundreds of contributors from the education sector, businesses, academics, teachers, parents, children and young people. 

This report presents a case as to why oracy education matters, the changes required to ensure that all children and young people can benefit from oracy education and the practical steps that need to be taken now to make progress on achieving this.