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Drama Support

Borough Drama

Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information. 
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School Support

If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.


Youth Theatres

Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.


New Publications

The Story Behind.. Too Much Punch for Judy
by Mark Wheeller

'This book is both insightful and informative on the story behind Mark Wheeller's play Too Much Punch for Judy. As a teacher of Drama I can thoroughly recommend this to other teachers, students, practitioners and those who are interested and follow Mark's work.'
Olivia Murphy, Drama and Performing Arts teacher.

More info and/or buy here


Order

 

Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

More info and download here


London Drama Members!

Get 5% discount on The Story Behind.. Too Much Punch for Judy and all London Drama books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more

Special Educational Needs

For pupils with special needs Drama can offer a great deal to the curriculum, from aiding the understanding of discrete subjects such as communication, numeracy, problem solving, PSHE and ICT to extending social skills. Drama can be modified to suit many different pupils and classrooms. It can give pupils opportunities to practice skill to help them engage in society but can also help them develop basic communication and tolerance of others through songs and games.

For teachers in mainstream school the challenge of inclusion is ever present in drama sessions although this may be a time when pupils can interact with their peers on a more equal level.

London Drama can offer a great deal to teachers of pupils with special needs in both Special and Mainstream schools.

We have links with theatre companies such as Oily Cart who specialise in drama performances for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

We run courses on working in Drama with pupils with severe and moderate learing difficulties and have members who have worked in this mode of school who can be avaliable to give advice.

For teachers in Mainstream school we regularly run courses on including pupils with English as a second language which in itself can present real challenges to everyday teaching and also courses on working with pupils with challenging behaviour.

If you are a teacher working with pupils with SEN in the capital London Drama will be able to help you with your drama needs. Click here for a list of recommended books.

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Coming up

Henna Night by Amy Rosenthal

London Drama, in partnership with Diorama Arts, invites you to a charity night LD fundraising performance of Henna Night at the New Diorama Theatre on Friday 13th June, 2014: 7.30pm.
This award-winning classic play from Amy Rosenthal is presented in an electric new production by renowned director Peter James.
More info/booking at New Diorama Theatre
Booking through LD at Booking.
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Surveys

 

Drama Networks Survey

Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here.


GCSE Drama Take Up Survey

Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.


Courses Survey

We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.


Mapping Drama Practice

Take the Survey of Drama Practice: it will only take a minute


Organisations

STEP

STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark.
STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations.
STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.

Find out more here.