Ms Stott is Director of Schools at Voice 21, the UK’s national oracy education charity. Voice 21 aims to transform children’s learning and life chances through talk and does this through supporting its network of schools to provide a high-quality oracy (spoken language) education. She is passionate about the value of talk in learning and is co-author of ‘Transform Teaching and Learning Through Talk: The Oracy Imperative’ (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019) and ‘The Oracy Benchmarks’ (Voice 21, 2019). Her interest in talk for learning has taken her into countless classrooms across the UK and as far as the USA where she travelled as a Churchill Fellow to research classroom talk practices. Before joining Voice 21, Ms Stott worked as an English teacher at secondary schools in East London.