After years of working in theatres and heritage sites using drama to engage and educate visitors, I trained as a drama teacher in 2007. Since then I’ve worked in both the state and private sector as a Head of Department and Head of Year. I’m currently undertaking the Chartered College CTeach course which has reignited a passion for research-led practice. Particularly interested in how to include ICT in drama lessons to genuinely improve outcomes and creating multimedia & verbatim theatre.
I guess, like all teachers, I panicked when I heard schools were shutting. But I think there’s a special kind of panic that teachers of practical subjects had – how on earth was I going to replicate my practical, collaborative, entirely group-work based drama studio when they were all sitting behind a computer, miles apart?