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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.

Drama Strategies in English Teaching


Tuesday 16th March, 2017 – a one day course that I am providing for the Reading Schools Teaching Alliance. For full details and to book online click here.

My next Drama course in Norwich …

Friday 23rd June, 2017 –  Drama for Thought Talk and Writing

Click here for details and to book

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‘Talk and Drama for Writing Conferences’ with Pie Corbett and Patrice Baldwin – Spring 2017


31st January 2017 – Jurys Inn, Waterfront, Brighton  Click here for details and to book

21st February 2017 – The Riverside Centre, Derby  Click here for details and to book

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Check my business website for regular Drama courses in Norwich and for my consultancy information

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Drama for ‘The Wroxham Transformative Learning Alliance’ 2nd March 2017

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My Drama Courses for the Surrey Network

Delighted to be leading a couple of courses in 2017 for the Surrey Network.

3rd February 2017 ‘Using Drama Strategies in English Lessons: Which, why, when and how?’  Click here

27th June 2017  ‘Drama for Thought, Talk and Writing’ Click here


Cambridge Primary Review Trust National Conference – November 18th 2017

I am presenting on ‘Drama for Thought, Talk and Writing’ at the  CPRT National Conference 2016logo



The Arts of Storytelling – a project with Pie Corbett


Pie Corbett and I have been working together on a 5 term project (6 full days) for the Wroxham Transformative Learning Alliance.  It is called, ‘The Arts of Storytelling’ and incorporates Art, Music, Dance and Drama.  We will be starting the project again in 2017.  This year 35 schools have been involved, with 70 teachers each day.

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