Five successful ways to become an outstanding, proactive and respected Head of Drama.

Being Head of Drama is a unique role. It comes with a set of complications that makes it different to other departments and subject areas. Here are five successful ways to become an outstanding, proactive and respected Head of Drama. Continue reading Five successful ways to become an outstanding, proactive and respected Head of Drama.

SMSC: The pillars of Drama Education

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education are the pillars of Drama Education and are taken for granted. Dramas ability to cover SMSC Education so thoroughly and so succinctly is one of Drama’s major strengths and justifications for its inclusion in the wider school curriculum and we should be shouting about it! Continue reading SMSC: The pillars of Drama Education

Being mindful towards mental health in Drama

Mindfulness is everywhere. A quick search on the Internet for mindfulness in education creates a myriad of different projects, resources and news stories. It has become a big and important thing in education, and rightly so. Four in ever Five 12 to 16 year olds said, in responding to a survey, that they have had or are currently experiencing mental health problems (Ellis, 2017). Drama, … Continue reading Being mindful towards mental health in Drama

Should the subject of Drama mix with politics?

Education in Britain is divided up by so many different means, some officially such as by gender or faith and others unofficially such as location or ethnicity. Social, political and cultural division is rife through the education system. As we move towards the 2017 General Election, how much of that politics can schools debate and get involved in? Especially when the climate is touchy, the … Continue reading Should the subject of Drama mix with politics?