How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part One: Make your intent clear.

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.

5 Foundations of Building Character

his week something unusual happened. Something that hasn’t happened for a long time. Not since the early to mid 2000’s, which is over 10 years now! I first found out about it via twitter in a tweet which I think most of you will have seen by now. At first I was dubious. I had to pinch myself. Some good news that involves Drama in British Schools in a favorable and positive light! Continue reading 5 Foundations of Building Character

Making Sense of Drama

Making Sense of Drama, Jonothan Neelands, 1984. Making Sense of Drama was Jonothan Neelands was one of the first books I read at university. This was the first book I read on the subject of teaching drama, or using drama in the classroom. My thoughts on Drama in the classroom at this point were really dominated by my own experiences as a student. First at … Continue reading Making Sense of Drama

Latest Interview with Drama Teacher Catherine Nash

Here is the third interview of my monthly feature; interviews with Drama Teachers who work at the coalface of the Drama Studio. This time it is with Kate Nash. Kate teachers Drama to 11 to 18 years olds in a private school in Bath, she is on the executive committee for National Drama and a keen advocate for the Arts. You can follow Kate on Twitter @KateMrsnash Continue reading Latest Interview with Drama Teacher Catherine Nash

Latest Interview with Drama Teacher Jenny Cameron

Here is the second interview of my new monthly feature; interviews with Drama Teachers who work tirelessly, hard and in their Drama Studio. This time it is with Jenny Camerson who is both a Head of Performing Arts and a Drama SL based in Cheltenham. KRB: How long have you been teaching? JC: Since 1997 – I started out in Warwickshire teaching mostly English with … Continue reading Latest Interview with Drama Teacher Jenny Cameron