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In-Person Programmes

Teach pupils how to address an audience in a confident and articulate way

The aim of The Mighty Oak® Public Speaking Programme is that every child leaving primary school will know how to address an audience in an articulate, engaging manner, using all their public speaking tools.

Our Principles

The focus within the programme is absolutely on delivery and less on what to say.

To that end, in the most part, we give the pupils the words, freeing them up to work on delivery without having to think about creating content. Each of us carries our ‘magic toolbox’ in our head.  There are four tools in our ‘magic toolbox’.  The Eye Contact tool, the Gesture tool, the Voice tool, and the ‘Moving Speaking Space tool.  In each lesson, we take out one of the tools and learn how to use it.

Principle 1

Catch the pupil doing ‘it’ right!  ‘It’ can be anything from standing tall like the Mighty Oak to projecting  a strong, clear voice.

This continual positive reinforcement is the very essence of building confidence and forms the basis for the whole programme. There is an abundance of positive reinforcement opportunities throughout every lesson, indicated by purple stars.

Principle 2

Speaking in unison: This takes the spotlight away from the individual, allowing each child to really use their voice with confidence.

The pupils become more aware of what they can do with their voice when they are speaking out again and again, without individual attention on themselves.

Principle 3

Feedback Police:  Picking pupils out to be your ‘Feedback Police’ really focuses the pupils on the task in hand. 

“Who is dividing the room into three and showing excellent manners by looking at the whole audience?” The performing pupils love to be selected by the Feedback Police, resulting in sharper focus on the task in hand.

 

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A different programme for each stage in the pupil's school life


The programme comes with staff training, manual, equipment, video training and online support.

Whole class programme

Taught by the class teacher. Staff training by Nicky Browne

6-7 years olds
I have a Strong Voice

7-8 years olds
I am a Public Speaker

8-9 years olds
Confident Speaking

9-10 years olds
Storytelling

 

10-11 years olds
The Speech

 

Students Studying Outside

I have a Strong Voice
6-7 years olds

There are 5 lessons. We recommend an hour a week of hall time. 

At the end of this 5 week programme, your class will know that they have a strong voice and that they can use this strong voice when speaking to a group of people.  They will have learned about their own magic tool box with all their public speaking tools and they will know and recognise themselves and others (!) using them.

One hour, once a week, for six weeks

 

I am a Public Speaker
7-8 years olds

There are 5  lessons. We recommend an hour a week of hall time. 

 

The class consolidate their public speaking tools and use them in progressive activities throughout the lessons. 

 

At the end of the programme the class have the opportunity of presenting ‘The Manners Poem” The programme comes with staff training, manual, equipment, video training and online support. 

One hour, once a week, for six weeks

Students Studying Outside
 
Students Studying Outside

Confident Speaking
8-9 years olds

There are 5 lessons. We recommend an hour a week of hall time. 

 

The heartbeat of our public speaking programme is to give every child the opportunity to become a confident speaker.  Inclusion is key. No matter the abilities of the children in other subjects , every child can succeed in these lessons. 

 

​We aim to help every child reach their potential with confidence.

One hour, once a week, for five weeks

Every child receives a certificate for something they've achieved

 

Storytelling
9-10 years olds

There will be 6 lessons. We recommend an hour a week of hall time.

By the end of this programme , your class will know how to remember and deliver a great story.  They will know to use all of their public speaking tools as they deliver their story.

One hour, once a week, for six weeks

Students Studying Outside
 
Students Studying Outside

The Speech
10-11 years olds

There are 5 lessons. We recommend an hour a week of hall time. 

If you want every child leaving your class to know how to speak in a clear, confident, articulate manner,  to have a commanding presence, to know how to sort out their words, how to create and deliver a well structured speech, then this is the course for you and for your class. 

 

In this programme we focus on how to create and deliver an excellent speech.   

The scheme of work, the lesson plans and the teaching is all complete.  

Your role, as the teacher, is to facilitate, encourage and reward. 

 

The heartbeat of our public speaking programme is to give every child the opportunity to become a confident speaker.  Inclusion is key. 

No matter the abilities of the children in other subjects , every child can succeed in these lessons. 

We aim to help every child reach their potential with confidence. 

One hour, once a week, for six weeks

Every child receives a certificate for something they've achieved

 

Book our Programme

 

You can opt for our Whole School immersion for staff and pupils, or select some of your year groups to go through the programme.