At Ellendel, we provide authentic opportunities for our students to demonstrate knowledge and oracy skills. Oracy skills taught at Ellendel include: reasoning and evidence; listening and response and expression and delivery.
In today’s competitive world, employers now rate communication skills as their highest priority, even above qualifications. Therefore, the ability to express ideas is more important than ever before.
The benefits of oracy skills boost social, emotional and interpersonal skills, including self-confidence, self-awareness and resilience. We equip all our students with the confidence to speak out in public and express their ideas. Studies have shown that belief in oneself enhances one’s sense of happiness and well-being.
“Public Speaking at Ellendel has given me the confidence to not be afraid to voice my opinion in class. I also no longer feel embarrassed if I get something wrong. I am more accepting of feedback”
“At Ellendel, I get the opportunity to speak out about things which I am passionate. It gives me the chance to speak in front of others and also to listen to others deliver their speeches. We do not get enough opportunity like this in school”
“I have grown so much in confidence since I started lessons at Ellendel. I am not as nervous about speaking in front of people and have learned how to effectively deliver a speech to different audiences”