Getting Started with ‘Drama for Learning (The Basics)

15th September 2022 – 4pm to 5.30pm (UK time)


This course is for teachers and theatre educators who want to learn how to use ‘Drama for Learning’. You will get guidance on how to negotiate a ‘Drama Contract’ with your class. Twelve key drama strategies will be explained, with examples of when they might be used in a lesson. Particular attention will be paid to the purposeful use of Teacher-in-Role.

A primary drama lesson will be presented, ‘step by step’ with the main learning opportunities highlighted. The shifting roles and functions of the teacher during the lesson, will also be explained.


• A Drama Contract
• A Drama Strategies booklet
• A copy of the Powerpoint (as a PDF)
• 2 KS1 lesson plans
• 2 KS2 lesson plans
• 2 relevant published articles.

Booking through National Drama direct, will be available soon.
Meanwhile, email to book onto this course.

Schools may wish to host this course themselves, on a different date. Please email to enquire.