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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 

  • 'Classroom Drama' at all levels

  • Multi-sensory and inclusive creative approaches (including working with pupils with SEND)

  • Exploring texts (including Shakespeare) from FS to KS2


Take a look at our previous conferences and courses, examples of bespoke CPD programmes and one off INSET and short-term CPD. If you know what you'd like to book you can download our CPD booking form now.

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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

Manchester 2013

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 

Manchester 2010

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 

Manchester 2009

This course introduces ways of using drama across the curriculum to improve and invigorate teaching and learning.

To give you a sense of what we might do, her's an example of a past CPD programmes.





CPD Programmes                                                              

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.

To give you a sense of what we might do, her's an example of a past CPD programmes.










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 we can work with you. 

The INSET was the best teacher training I have ever been on! Feel completely inspired...... A fabulous day - thank you! 

Lucy Spellman

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.

Gary Ellins

Micklehurst All Saints Primary School


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