Drama Curriculum

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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.


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 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

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

Knowledge Based Curriculum: Finding the balance

Returning to the idea finding a balance within the curriculum, I think that there needs to be a balance between knowledge and skills and I think that my previous schemes of work have probably been too focused on skills. There is no doubt in my mind that with the content requirements of the new GCSEs being so high, an increased knowledge of key terminology, concepts and … Continue reading Knowledge Based Curriculum: Finding the balance

Knowledge Based Curriculum and Drama: Moving with the times.

Just writing the phrase “Knowledge Based Curriculum” sends shivers of fear and anger through my spine. To think that we have moved into a world where knowledge over skills is the key to creating policy and curriculum is a hideous testament to how far we have come on this journey of reform. A curriculum which is based on how much a student has learnt. These … Continue reading Knowledge Based Curriculum and Drama: Moving with the times.

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