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National Drama also has developed Resources During Lockdown.

Like London Drama, National Drama has also developed support materials for Drama teachers during this lockdown period.
There is a page on their website at Resources and they have a Resources Folder for sahring resources at Resource Folder.
Take care at this difficult time!

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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.




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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So You Want to be a Drama Teacher? £50.00 £20.00

So You Want to be a Drama Teacher?

So You Want to be a Drama Teacher? £50.00 £20.00

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.

With the right preparation it is possible to remove some of the pressure from the initial teacher training year.

Many start wishing they had had a year or two in school and had taken more advantage of the training they were offered then. Some wish they had read much more - but had no idea what to read - or how to think about what they read at the time. It is possible to be watching excellent practice - but not realise it till it is not there any more, and then try to remember it ...and can't.

With a few pointers regarding the vital areas you can be working on before you start to train, you can take pressure off and ease this intensive year's training.

This course flags some golden 'do's' in preparation for teacher training and should stand you in good stead for embarking on the initial stages on your career.

Amanda Kipling taught Drama in secondary schools in London and is now in her tenth year leading the PGCE Drama programme at Goldsmiths. She is a trustee of London Drama and co-edits the Drama magazine with Chris Lawrence. Her research interests include drama as healing in the classroom, the role of electronic portfolios in building learning communities and pedagogies of resistance in the drama classroom.

Date: Tuesday 18th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
Standard Course Fee: £20

To book or buy at Non Member rate click Add to basket now. To book or buy at Non Member Concession rate (teacher-in-training or Unwaged) select from drop down box.


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Beginning Drama 11-14 (Second Edition) Beginning Drama 11-14 (Second Edition) (£18.99)
by Jonothan Neelands
David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-84312-086-5
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Teaching Classroom Drama & Theatre - Practical Projects (2nd Edition) Teaching Classroom Drama & Theatre - Practical Projects (2nd Edition) (£24.99)
by Martin Lewis and John Rainer
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415319089
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Schemes for Classroom Drama Schemes for Classroom Drama (£16.99)
by Maggie Hulson
Trentham Books
ISBN-13: 978 1 85856 376 3
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Coming up

Our free CPD events are being organised in partnership with National Drama via Eventbrite - access them here.

In addition, we have some resources to support you via our e-news at Resources and our home page centre panel features our latest free online event


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
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Courses Survey
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Mapping Drama Practice
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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.