These are not massive changes and they are not about learning loads of new information about a character. But they are more subtle changes and examine how a character is developed and communicated to an audience. Experimenting like this helps students to appreciate and understand their character at far greater depth. Continue reading Using Eye and Physical Contact as a rehearsal strategy.
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.
Use of Space and Proxemics are important but often underused terms. Especially when rehearsing or considering rehearsal techniques for preparing a performance. Although related to each other, they are actually two different things. The term Use of Space refers to the way in which the actor and director decides to use the space on the stage. This not only includes the positioning of the actors … Continue reading Rehearsal Strategies for Use of Space
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
If homework has a clear and meaningful purpose to both the student and the course, then it has the potential to make a valid contribution to the students learning. Continue reading Creating effective, efficient and engaging Homework for Key Stage 3 Drama