I have been teaching Drama to children from Early Years through to KS5 for over 15 years, I have an up to date DBS, insurance and I have QTS. Below are some of the freelance services I offer. If you are interested, please contact me.
KS1/2 Topic Activation Classes
Play in a day
School’s Arts Award Discover Packages
School’s Arts Award Explore Packages
Practical INSET and CPD
PPA, Direction of school shows and other
I offer peripatetic LAMDA classes to prepare students for examinations in Shakespeare, Performance, and Communication. The most popular are speaking verse and prose, speaking in public, acting and devising. Exams can taken in groups, duologues (paired performances) as well as monologues (solo perfromances) and combinations of duologues and monologues.
Pricing: I charge £40 per hour and will work for two hours minimum.
NB: You can split my time between as many students as you require (I would however suggest that less than 15 minutes per group would not be adequate). I will prepare materials but require the school to pay for student photocopies if required. The school will need to prepare for administration and cost of exams.
I plan and deliver classes built to engage students with their topics and programmes of study. The classes will encourage children to explore work through whole class drama, through individual expression and at times as part of small groups. The learning is entirely practical and can be shaped to any topics required.
Examples being: Phonics, Storytelling, Engaging in Music/Art appreciation, Shapes, Measurements, Distance, People Who Help us, Road Safety, Kindness and Sharing, Nursery Rhymes, Transport, Plants, etc.
Pricing: £40 for a 45 minute class, or £65 for two consecutive 30 minute classes
KS1/2 Topic Activation Classes
I plan and deliver one off classes to engage KS1 and KS2 students’ learning at the beginning of new topics. This can involve in role work investigating a significant person/situation, or immersive theatrical experiences.
Pricing: £60 for the first hour, £30 per hour thereafter.
Play in a day
I work with 30 students to produce a school play in a day – students will be directed to take on acting roles, backstage roles and front of house roles. They will rehearse and prepare for the show in the morning, perform technical rehearsals in the afternoon and perform at the end of the day.
Pricing: £400 including scripts, planning folders and forms. Please add £40 for additional groups of ten students.
School’s Arts Award Packages:
Arts Award delivery can help to demonstrate that a school provides a well-planned arts education that supports the SMSC development of its pupils and can generate good evidence of leadership and management, quality of teaching and achievement of pupils to provide and discuss at an Ofsted inspection. For more information view this PDF: Arts Award and the Ofsted framework
Discover Award – This award can be delivered in one full day. It is an inclusive award, ideal for students at any point in KS1/2. Students will complete a portfolio of evidence documenting their learning and experiences of the Dramatic Arts.
Explore Qualification – This qualification is Entry Level 3 (equivalent of GCSE grade 3) and can be delivered in five full days. It is ideal for students in upper KS2 and can be delivered for More Able students in lower KS2. Students will complete a portfolio of evidence documenting their learning and experiences of the Dramatic Arts, and create their own performance piece. I would insist on liaising with you prior to the start to ensure the programme really suits your students’ needs.
Pricing: I can work with a group of up to 20 students at a time, (SEN students will need their usual TA support) and charge £250 per day if you opt to deliver it as above. Alternatively I can deliver Arts Awards through PPA over a longer time.
NB: Please note there is additional cost per student to consider which would be payable directly to Trinity Arts Award. At time of writing this would be £4pp at Discover, and £7.20pp at Explore level. Students are entered after assessment so you can be sure they will gain their awards.
Practical INSET and CPD:
Drama Pedagogy INSET courses with adaptable resources. (Focus on how to teach Drama strategies in order to create memorable learning experiences)
Drama for Oracy INSET courses with adaptable resources (Focus on how to use Drama to embed and promote talk for a variety of situations including pair work, group work, debate and public speaking)
Tailored CPD – I am available to observe, team teach or deliver exemplar lessons.
Pricing: £80 per hour or £250 per day.
Direction of school shows
I have many years of experience in directing shows for schools. Please contact me for a personal quote.
I have QTS and an enhanced DRB. I am able to cover classes or deliver PPA at £180 daily rate.