It must surely be time for this squeeze on our education system to stop. Let children choose the subjects that they want to do, be that all the arts subjects, every language or any combination they choose which they, and their parents, feel is appropriate to their abilities, desires and aspirations. Culture isn’t just something for the privileged, all people have culture, and all schoolchildren should be shown it and asked to participate within it. Continue reading The beginning of the end for the EBACC?
With the 2019/2020 academic year approaching I am spending some time over my summer holiday reflecting. Thinking about what I’ve learnt from the last academic year and what I want to focus on this year. Continue reading Reflections and intentions
I love BBC Bitesize. I love everything about it. It is easily accessible by every student. It explains key terminology, key concepts and key skills in a clear, concise and comprehensive way. It is also free. It crosses all boundaries in terms of ability and inequality. As such, I use it all the time and I think the Drama pages for GCSE in particular, are … Continue reading Your chance to help change BBC Bitesize Drama GCSE.
Music and Drama Education Expo, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March 2019, London Olympia. Having spoken at the London Music and Drama Education Expo every year for the last three years, I’ve had a long and lovely relationship with them. It is a fantastic Expo and if you have the opportunity to attend it really is well worth it. The range and depth of CPD … Continue reading My 2019 Music and Drama Education Expo Preview.
My day started at 5 with a quick breakfast before a drive to the train station and the 6.34 train to London Marlybone. A nice journey down with reading the preview of the winter RSC season and the National Drama magazine. The new season at the RSC looks excellent and I’m reminded about how lucky I am to live in Stratford Upon Avon. I’ve been … Continue reading My day at the Music and Drama Education Expo
So, this is my model Key Stage 3 curriculum. It feeds into the new GCSE content in a broad way, but allows the students to have a thorough understanding of both the basic terminology and the chronology of theatre. As a school we’ve been looking at a knowledge based curriculum, and for all it’s good and bad points, there are a few things that can … Continue reading Model Key Stage 3 Curriculum