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Join Us to be a Drama teacher in China!

Y.H English and Drama is currently looking for enthusiastic drama teachers or graduates who studied drama related degree programme subjects such as Drama, English and Drama, Drama in Education, Acting, etc. The ideal candidates should have a passion to teach drama and be keen to work with students from different culture backgrounds. Previous teaching experiences would be highly desirable, but not necessary.
Full information here.
Contact us at vyiwu@hanlanedu.com
Or email London Drama at londondrama1@gmail.com 


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Drama Job Vacancies

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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

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Publications

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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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Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviour in Drama

Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviour in Drama

Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviour in Drama

This course will focus on basic tried and tested strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour in drama. It may be of use to any teachers wanting to develop or sharpen practical strategies for managing individual or groups of pupils with difficult behaviour. The course will focus on one scheme of work and be using videotape evidence of best practice in drama. The INSET will be especially aimed at NQTs, teachers with few years drama experience or practitioners who find themselves with growing numbers of pupils on the SEN register.

Sally Brett was trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. She has an MA in Drama and Theatre Education She began her career as a drama specialist in 1980 and has taught in three large London comprehensive schools. In 1989 she joined the teaching team of a special school (MLD/SEBD) as a class tutor and later became Head of Drama with responsibility for setting up drama provision for years 7 to 11 and introducing exam drama. Sally recently became an AST for drama. She has just completed a research project for the DFES that identified effective learning and teaching strategies that enable SEN pupils to achieve in drama.

Tuesday 24th November: 6.30-8.30pm (Registration 6-6.30pm) at Central School of Speech and Drama (Room Y)

Map of Central School of Speech and Drama

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School Learning to Teach in the Secondary School (£23.99)
by Susan Capel, Marilyn Leask, Tony Turner (Editors)
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415478724
more info
Playing a Part - Drama & Citizenship Playing a Part - Drama & Citizenship (£16.99)
by Danny Braverman
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858562414
more info

Coming up

Ofsted's 'Intent, Implementation and Impact'. What does this look like in Drama?

Wednesday 30th October 2019: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Old Diorama, Drummond Street NW1 3FE.
What are the practical implications of the New Ofsted Framework for Drama?
This course will outline key aspects of the new Ofsted framework and what is meant by an 'Ambitious Curriculum' while maintaining an integrated approach to Drama teaching.
More info and book at Ofsted Course 
Discount Member booking at Member Booking.


Who Needs AfL When We Have Got Drama?

Thursday 28th November 2019: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: TBC
In the ‘chase the next initiative’ climate in which we find ourselves, it is easy to forget that good drama teaching is, by its very nature, full of Assessment for Learning activities in any case.
This course will revisit the drama form as a rich learning and assessment tool totally in keeping with AfL values without having to interrupt lessons by doing so.
More info and book at Assessment in Drama. 
Discount Member booking at Member Booking.


Drama for Teachers of English

Thursday 5th December 2019: 5.30-7.30pm
Venue: Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy, Iron Mill Lane, Crayford DA1 4RS
Drama and English as subjects have  a lot in common: for instance, the emphasis on stories and story making, and the exploration of characters, their actions and motives.
This course will empower and encourage English teachers or Drama teachers who also teach English to enhance and enrich their English teaching by using drama techniques with their classes.
More info and book at Drama for English Teachers.
Discount Member booking at Member Booking.


London Drama Students' Welcome

This event has been rearranged for Saturday 18th January 2020: 10-4pm
Venue: Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1H 0AL.
If you are starting your PGCE Drama course this year this is the event for you!
Starting Your Professional Development as a Drama Teacher is the London Drama event that aims to do just that – provide you with useful experiences, resources, ideas and information to equip you on your journey as a successful drama teacher. It will be practical (of course) and will also provide you with an opportunity to share your ideas, establish networks and gain inspiration from other students.
More info and book at Students Welcome 
Discount Student Member booking at Member Booking.


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 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.