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.

3 things I wish I knew more about…

There are always things that one needs to focus on as any a practitioner and a professional. As teachers we are expected to juggle so many balls at the same time that it is inevitable that some of those balls will get dropped and we need to pick them up again later when things are less busy. In any one day we have to decide … Continue reading 3 things I wish I knew more about…

My day at the Music and Drama Education Expo

My day started at 5 with a quick breakfast before a drive to the train station and the 6.34 train to London Marlybone. A nice journey down with reading the preview of the winter RSC season and the National Drama magazine. The new season at the RSC looks excellent and I’m reminded about how lucky I am to live in Stratford Upon Avon. I’ve been … Continue reading My day at the Music and Drama Education Expo

How to run successful, focused and engaging intervention in a small department. 

Intervention is providing extra support to children with their learning, bringing students together who have similar misunderstandings or other issues affecting their learning, working on specific skills like numeracy, literacy or social skills. This whole school approach to intervention is very important but how can a small department approach intervention and make it meaningful and worthwhile. Continue reading How to run successful, focused and engaging intervention in a small department.