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Signposting Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital is the skills, education, values, understanding and behaviours that is learnt by an individual which will give them an intellectual and economic advantage. The term originated from Pierre Bourdieu who used the term to describe the advantages (other than money) that people of a particular class accrue, which gives them advantage and social status.


History of Drama in Education Part 6: Differences, arguments and existential crises.

There have been a lot of developments in education in the last 10 years, especially at Key Stage 3 and within the National Curriculum. Changes which have a massive knock on effect on Drama. Yet regardless of how vigorous, reasoned, or passionate any argument from the Drama Teaching establishment was, all protests fell on deaf ears. A harsh reality needs to be remembered here. From the very moment Drama was left out of the National Curriculum, there has been no reason for the Government to include Drama in any of its plans. Continue reading History of Drama in Education Part 6: Differences, arguments and existential crises.

History of Drama in Education Part 4: Mantle of the Expert and the National Curriculum

This is part four of a series of articles chronicling the history of Drama and Theatre in Education. It is important. It is important to understand where the subject of Drama has come from. What baggage it comes with. How perceptions of the subject have changed over the years. How that baggage and perceptions effect the subject today. Continue reading History of Drama in Education Part 4: Mantle of the Expert and the National Curriculum

History of Drama in Education Part 3: Drama and the Tripartite System

This is part three of a series of articles chronicling the history of Drama and Theatre in Education. It is important. It is important to understand where the subject of Drama has come from. What baggage it comes with. How perceptions of the subject have changed over the years. How that baggage and perceptions effect … Continue reading History of Drama in Education Part 3: Drama and the Tripartite System

History of Drama in Education Part 2: Peter Slade & Child Drama

This is part two of a series of articles chronicling the history of Drama and Theatre in Education. It is important. It is important to understand where the subject of Drama has come from. What baggage it comes with. How perceptions of the subject have changed over the years. How that baggage and perceptions effect the subject today. Continue reading History of Drama in Education Part 2: Peter Slade & Child Drama

How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part Three: Impact

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 … Continue reading How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part Three: Impact

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.

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