The national curriculum in England

The current national curriculum for England has no framework or programmes of study for Drama at KS1-3.

The ‘Rose’ national curriculum
I was Drama Editorial Expert for Sir Jim Rose’s proposed and ill-fated national curriculum for primary schools in England. Schools will find his proposed national curriculum document useful, when reviewing and planning their own Drama curriculum for 5-11 year olds.

  • To read my published response to this lost opportunity, click here
  • To download a copy of ‘Understanding the Arts’ (which includes a Drama framework), click here

The Oak Drama Curriculum
I was Primary Drama Subject Leader for the Oak National Academy (2019-21). Oak provided many online lessons (government funded), which children can access at home. I wrote their Primary Drama Curriculum, recruited teachers and actors to produce the KS1 and KS2 drama lessons and helped quality assure them.