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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.


Publications

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


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Beginning Drama 4-11 (3rd Edition) £21.99

Beginning Drama 4-11 (3rd Edition)

Beginning Drama 4-11 (3rd Edition) £21.99

This third edition of Beginning Drama 4-11 is fully updated and revised in light of the renewed Framework for Teaching Literacy, and provides an introduction for early years and primary school teachers who are new to drama and for student teachers who wish to specialise in the teaching of drama.

It offers step-by-step guidance to help teachers and children grow in confidence in their use of drama, and shows clearly how drama can contribute to work in English, and learning across the curriculum, as well as to the broader cultural life of the school.

The authors have an international profile and this third edition builds on the work's reputation of as one of the most accessible texts on primary drama available.

Joe Winston is Associate Professor (Reader) in Drama and Theatre Education, University of Warwick, and a leading international writer, speaker and trainer in the field of primary drama.

Miles Tandy is an Adviser for Warwickshire Educational Development Service, working in the area of drama, literacy and primary curriculum development.

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Drama Play Drama Play (£19.99)
by Kay Hiatt
David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-84312-178-7
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Drama Lessons for 5-11 Year Olds Drama Lessons for 5-11 Year Olds (£19.99)
by Judith Ackroyd and Jo Boulton
David Fulton
ISBN: 1-85346-739-1
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Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach (£29.50)
by Dorothy Heathcote
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08643-5
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Coming up


So You Want to be a Drama Teacher?

Led by Amanda Kipling
A course especially designed for people thinking about training to be a drama teacher or who have been accepted to join a PGCE/School Direct/GTP programme.
Tuesday 18th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Drama Teacher.


Black Theatre: From Margins to Mainstream

Led by Juley Murray
This course will explore where we are today with the mainstreaming of Black plays and playwrights in our classrooms.
Tuesday 25th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Black Theatre.


Drama Games & Ideas Swapshop

Led by LD Team & Yourselves!
Bring one or more of the drama games or ideas you use with your class groups or Drama Club - share it with others - and take away loads more!
Tuesday 2nd December 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Swapshop.


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

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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.