Our Teacher Workshops

Words Aloud provides speaking and listening workshops designed to benefit teachers as part of a CPD/INSET day. These workshops accommodate a maximum of 24 staff per session and focus on communication skills for use in classroom which will impact the whole curriculum. All sessions are fun, interactive and practical.

Help Your Pupils Find Their Confident Voice

Teachers are given an introduction to the art of effective public speaking, with the objective of building up their own confidence when speaking in front of their colleagues. It is an interactive and practical session and through the use of a range of simple, yet effective games, teachers explore and practise using the most important skills required to become a confident communicator.

These sessions are fun and encourage teachers to experience what pupils will feel when asked to move out of their comfort zone.

Teachers will:

  • Learn and practice top tips and skills for delivery so that they develop a compelling speaking style and also make themselves heard.
  • Try out a range of activities suitable for use in the classroom.
  • Practise art of effective storytelling and its importance in maintaining the interest of an audience.
  • Learn how to manage their own nerves when public speaking.
  • Learn from each other through peer-led feedback.

Training will enable teachers to:

  • Master the use of a range of games to build pupil confidence
  • Develop a model for both self and peer evaluation
  • Help pupils feel confident to speak from the heart and develop mental resilience
  • Give pupils techniques to help manage nerves
  • Improve their own self confidence when speaking in front of peer group

Teacher Feedback

Jennifer Malone,  Headteacher, Walker Primary School

I have just seen Mina delivering a session on public speaking to her class. It was amazing. They are a tricky class and they were all enthralled!

Jennifer Malone, Headteacher, Walker Primary School

Kiel Dungate, Teacher, Walker Primary School

Wonderful session and much appreciated. I have gained a lot, thank you!

Kiel Dungate, Teacher, Walker Primary School

Raakhee Tailor

Great team building session – as many of the group are new to the school.

Raakhee Tailor


When making a booking, schools have the option to choose what they want the teachers to focus on in the afternoon:

Following on from what they have learned in the morning teachers will have a look at how to plan, structure and deliver a speech.

Specifically teachers will:

  • Explore the most effective way to structure a speech
  • Practise employing this structure through preparation of a speech on their chosen topic
  • Identify ways to open and close a speech with impact
  • Receive personalised feedback on their own communication skills

Following on from what was learned in the morning, teachers will be able to observe a pupil centred workshop in action.


Support materials for teachers are provided at the end of each workshop.

Please contact us to request further information and costings.
Flexibility... there is also an option to buy in just a half-day session where required.