I have loved working with Pie Corbett once or twice a term at our ‘Talk and Drama for Writing’ Conferences. I have learned a lot about the ‘Talk for Writing’ system and have been using Drama Strategies that support the development of Storymaking, Storytelling and understanding and creating story texts.
Last term we launched Pie Corbett’s, ‘Talk for Writing and the Arts’ project at The Wroxham School, where Dame Alison Peacock is the Executive Headteacher. It was soon oversubscribed! I look forward to leading Drama for Writing workshops there soon, as part of this.
This project involves Pie working with nationally renowned practitioners for Art, Music, Dance and Drama. A series of arts focused conference days are being provided for a group of ‘Alliance’ schools. Outcomes of resulting school based practice will be gathered and shared. I am advising on the arts inputs and leading on the Drama sessions. Watch this space!
I am owner of 'Inspiring Professional Development and School Improvement'. Prior to this, I was President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) from 2010-13 and was Chair of National Drama (UK's leading professional association of Drama Teachers and Theatre Educators) for more than a decade (until November 2014). I was a Local Authority Arts Adviser for 11 years (from 2000) and a School Improvement Partner and Ofsted Inspector concurrently. I also led a successful local authority Music Service through change, from 2000 to 2002.
I am a professional writer and was a BBC Education Series Consultant and Scriptwriter. I also have published several books for teachers on teaching across the curriculum using 'Drama for Learning'.
I currently work internationally and in the UK, where I am the owner of 'Inspiring Professional Development and School Improvement', providing courses and conferences for schools on many subjects and issues. I also continue to develop and deliver my own drama courses in schools across the UK and abroad, as well as being an invited lecturer at several universities.
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