What can we offer?
North West Drama is well places to provide training that actually makes a difference. Our team have extensive experience and skills in many areas, including:
Strategy and policy development at KS1 and 2, and EYFS level
'Classroom Drama' at all levels
Professionally recognised training in 'Mantle of the Expert'
Multi-sensory and inclusive creative approaches
Exploring texts (including Shakespeare) from FS to KS2
To find out more or make a booking, contact us.
Conferences and Courses
From time to time we offer conferences and one day training opportunities to address specific ideas, pedagogy or texts. We have previously delivered:
Creative Curriculum through Drama led by John Doona
A practical course exploring the nature of creativity in the primary classroom, with a particular focus on developing expertise in the techniques and approaches of Drama
Growing Poetry in Shakespeare's Worlds led by Michael Rosen and John Doona
Manchester and London 2012
A unique course exploring the generation of children’s poetry from inside the worlds of Shakespeare’s plays
Planning for Drama: the tricky bit! led by John Doona
A course investigating how to be creative in planning for Drama in the primary classroom
Improve your Primary School Through Drama led by Jonothan Neelands
This course introduces ways of using drama across the curriculum to improve and invigorate teaching and learning.
We believe that for CDP to be really effective, staff need support over time: time to think, experiment, test themselves, reflect, discuss and plan creatively.
We have worked with a number of schools on embedding drama in classroom practice. A sample programme for a Primary CPD project is available to download on the menu to the right. Contact us to find discuss how we can work with you.
One off INSET or Short Term CPD
We offer a bespoke training experience to help you address the specific needs of your primary school. We have delivered a number of highly regarded sessions around:
Using Shakespeare in the primary classroom
Introducing 'classroom drama' techniques
Approaches to text at KS3 and KS4
Creating engaging opportunities for purposeful writing
We are happy to create a session specifically for your school. Contact us to find out more and discuss how Northwest Drama can work with you.
I and the children have been inspired by the project. It has been enlightening for me to see how drama can be used to make words 'come to life'. I look forward with renewed enthusiasm for teaching.
Shavington Primary School
The INSET was the best teacher training I have ever been on! Feel completely inspired...... A fabulous day - thank you!
Seymour Park Primary School
Thanks for an inspirational time. I am buzzing with all I have learnt and can't wait to start delivering the scheme of work as well as incorporating more drama in other aspects of my teaching.
Micklehurst All Saints Primary School
To give you a sense of what we do, here's the information on a course we ran in 2012: