Drama for Thought, Talk and Writing – an opportunity

Apply NOW to be part of a new ‘Drama for Thought, Talk and Writing’ hub, commencing in the Summer Term 2017 or Autumn Term, 2017 (places limited).

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‘Patrice Baldwin is a rarity. She is one of the few primary drama experts left in this country and quite possibly the most experienced and effective drama primary teacher. Teachers on her courses come away feeling more confident and with a broader repertoire. Her work is excellent.’
Pie Corbett



‘Patrice uses drama conventions to create opportunities for pupils to secure their learning in new and deeper ways. Her course opened doors for colleagues which they would not have believed possible. In everything she does, she walks delegates through the materials, and discusses the impact this has on children’s learning. Absolutely brilliant!’
Mary Myatt, Lead Inspector

Creative Industries Federation

Patrice was quoted in ‘The Stage’ (22/07/15) in response to Nicky Morgan’s speech to the Creative Industries Federation.
https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/drama-leaders-accuse-nicky-morgan-sidestepping-arts-education/

July and August 2015 (Buenos Aires sold out)

SINGAPORE – AUSTRALIA – URUGUAY – ARGENTINA

Patrice presented at the IDIERI international drama research conference in Singapore on ‘Talk and Drama for Writing’
In Sydney she is presenting on ‘Drama; Connecting our Minds, Bodies and Emotions’ (Speech and Workshop)
In Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Patrice is presenting on ‘Neurodrama and Second Language teaching’ (Speech and Workshop) – PLEASE NOTE THE BUENOS AIRES EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Drama works in Buenos Aires

‘Why Drama works in English Language Teaching’ – Patrice is leading a day in Buenos Aires on August 22nd, after her working visit to Uruguay.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yJ77MoArgBHhGG37XWIevBFPbRG2uY0pMUANtlivm5g/viewform?c=0&w=1

Drama for Thought, Talk and Writing Hubs (D4TTW)

This is a new initiative for school hubs and is being initially piloted in East Anglia from September 2015.

A limited number of school hubs now have the opportunity to work in a sustained way with highly qualified drama specialist teachers, using Drama Strategies and ‘whole class drama’ strategically, to improve children’s thought, talk and writing.

Ely, Peterborough North and West Norfolk coast are the first areas setting up D4TTW hubs. If you have a hub of schools that would like to be involved from either Spring or Summer Term 2016, contact Patrice Baldwin.

Find out more on our Projects page >

Guardian publication

Patrice had a letter published in The Guardian.
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/23/michael-gove-tragedy-for-shakespeare-drama

Drama Guide published in Poland

An interview with Patrice was published in this book (Poland, 2014). Her outstanding practice and its international impact on the development of drama in education and the practice of others, was acknowledged in this book.

http://www.ksiegarnia.difin.pl

A Reflective Practitioner’s Guide to (Mis)Adventures in Drama Education

Patrice has written a chapter of this fascinating, new book (publication, June 2015). Each chapter is written by an internationally renowned drama educator. http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/R/bo20348202.html#.VGUZPlhYwZE.facebook

On the BBC

Patrice spoke about Drama GCSE on BBC5Live ‘Breakfast’ (02/11/14).
Listen from 01.27.15 minutes in (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n24b0)

NYT response

Patrice’s response to Paul Roseby (NYT) was published on 31/10/14 in ‘The Stage’

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/10/nyt-chiefs-call-end-irrelevant-drama-gcses-sparks-fury/