Roedean has always placed considerable emphasis on the importance of Public Speaking. Roedean wishes all its students to be able to research accurately and thoroughly; to argue persuasively and passionately; to present speeches that are appropriate in register and style for any occasion; and to deliver speeches confidently and unaffectedly.
Every year, Roedean participates in the premiere Public Speaking Competition run by the Speech and Drama College (SA), and the school’s results are always exceptional, with A symbols and A+ symbols abounding! All the Public Speaking teams are trained by members of the English Department, and the dedication and expertise of both trainers and speakers certainly bear fruit. A clear head and an eloquent tongue are essential in the challenging adult world, and Roedean teachers encourage all pupils to possess both.