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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.

Taking Theseus back to Athens


I was invited to give workshops at the 8th International Conference ”Theatre/Drama and Performing Arts in Education: Utopia or Necessity?” in Athens.  My workshop was based on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. 

I also was the Co-ordinator for a working group on Theatre, Drama and Formal Education.

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A Drama for Learning Conference in Spain (Oviedo)


In November 2019, I gave a speech and workshops at a Drama for Learning Conference in Oviedo, Spain.

My speech was about how Drama Strategies support Thinking, Inter-thinking and Talk.

My drama workshop was based on The Tunnel by Anthony Browne.

‘Incomers’ – a Turkish Drama Conference in Ankara ( 25th to 28th October 2018)


I gave a speech and led workshops in Ankara, on ‘The Incomers’, using art work from picture books by Armin Greder and Shaun Tan.  I also used the poem, ‘Home’ by Warsan Shire.

I will be returning to Turkey to lead workshops in Eskihisar in April 2019 and in Adana in October 2019.


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


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