development & training
“…when teachers are inspired
and supported to develop the
classroom teaching and interpersonal skills needed for effective drama,
also transform the quality of life in the school…”
At the heart of all
professional development in education is a commitment to improve the
learning and teaching in schools. Training that is tailored to the
needs of the teacher, department or school is far more likely to have
sustainable impact than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Here are some of the ways in
which Peter has supported professional development in schools. To
is most appropriate for you, your department or your school, start with
do we want drama to
do for us?”
Are there particular drama
techniques that you have heard of but are unsure how they work in
so, Peter will lead a practical drama session with a target class to
demonstrate these. This provides the opportunity for focused
If you are looking for a
whole school approach to using drama, then Peter can lead a practical
event to exemplify the impact of drama methodology on learning. By
the learning process, teachers will not only understand the
pedagogy, but will also extend their own teaching repertoire
Working with Focus Teachers
Focus teachers can be
identified to receive more intense and sustained in-school training.
involves collaborative planning, team teaching and reflective
between Peter and the focus teachers. The focus teachers can then share
practice within their school through peer observation and staff
By building a relationship
of trust and confidence, Peter enables teachers to build on their
encourages them to take risks. Through this process, teachers adopt a
solutions-focused approach to maximising their potential.
The most effective
professional development is achieved through a sustained relationship
Peter and the teacher/school/department with whom he is working. This
realised through a series of visits with ‘gap tasks’.
Peter is happy to
collaborate with schools in planning bespoke training models that
maximum long-term impact of his expertise.