Dr Rogers co-created the successful and nationally rated Plymouth Oracy Project with Ciara Moran, Executive Headteacher in the Learning Academies Trust. They looked ‘beyond the headline data’ to explore why certain groups of pupils, often from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, were not making the progress they should, and explored successful initiatives in other towns such as Bradford and Stevenage. This approach to professional learning is the perfect example of expertise informing professionals who then embed knowledge and skills through collaborative professional learning networks. Dr Rogers is working with a team of leading experts, including Judy Clark adviser to the National Literacy Trust and University Lecturer, to offer oracy training at low cost to groups of both primary and secondary schools. Dr Rogers and Judy Clark are now also leading the Cornwall Oracy Project: Kernow Talks!
This is a very popular programme, if you are interested in joining existing training or benefiting from a bespoke course please contact Dr Rogers for further information.