This is the third and final blog post which looks at the new framework for inspection from Ofsted. The focus of this new framework has shifted since 2015, when the last framework was published. One of the key areas of the new framework is on the quality of education provided by a school. By doing this Ofsted hopes to “de-intensify the inspection focus from performance … Continue reading How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part Three: Impact
All students in your classroom need to have their thinking stretched. For many students, that level of stretch and challenge comes from your normal lesson content and quality first teaching. But, there is a group of students in every school and classroom who need extra to achieve their potential. The stretch and challenge of the main lesson content may well not be enough for them. … Continue reading 5 ways to Stretch and Challenge more able students in Drama
You know your students best. You know your context best. Ofsted will want to see that you have taken the appropriate decisions and direction to deliver the curriculum in a way that serves the best of the cohort you teach. Continue reading How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part Two: Implementation
These are not massive changes and they are not about learning loads of new information about a character. But they are more subtle changes and examine how a character is developed and communicated to an audience. Experimenting like this helps students to appreciate and understand their character at far greater depth. Continue reading Using Eye and Physical Contact as a rehearsal strategy.
Ofsted inspectors will be judging your drama curriculum based on where that it is well planned, sequenced and ambitious enough for your students and that they are making progress towards being knowledgeable in the subject of drama and that SEND the and the disadvantage students can also make that same progress. Continue reading How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part One: Make your intent clear.
Use of Space and Proxemics are important but often underused terms. Especially when rehearsing or considering rehearsal techniques for preparing a performance. Although related to each other, they are actually two different things. The term Use of Space refers to the way in which the actor and director decides to use the space on the stage. This not only includes the positioning of the actors … Continue reading Rehearsal Strategies for Use of Space