Drama teacher training
Arts subjects, including drama, are hugely important to the development of the whole child. By using your creative talents as a drama teacher, you'll be helping children to express themselves and discover the confidence they never thought they had.
Why teaching drama is important
Cooperation, imagination, communication and self-expression are just a few of the skills and attributes that drama and performance classes enhance. Not only does drama do the obvious job of helping young people to develop a healthy appreciation of culture and the arts, but the confidence (and courage!) gained from learning performing arts skills can be applied to many other aspects of school, career, and life.
The qualities that make an outstanding drama teacher
An effective drama teacher must have a passion for performance and a sound understanding of the wider roles and responsibilities within theatre. Most importantly, a good drama teacher will be an innovative, confident director while being able to encourage reflection.
Subject knowledge needed to teach drama
As a drama teacher you should have knowledge of: roles and responsibilities within theatre, explorative strategies, mediums and conventions, theatre practitioners and styles of theatre, vocal and physical skills, and stage types.
Subject knowledge can be improved by reading plays of different styles and practitioner influence as well as becoming a regular audience member at the theatre to expose yourself to a wider variety of performances.
Overview of our drama course
Sept: Core training and mini placements
Oct: Subject-specific training, core training and first teaching placement preparation
Nov-Dec: First teaching placement (6 weeks) and Durham University Teaching Conference (1 week)
Jan: Core training, subject-specific training and mini placements
Feb: Subject-specific training and second teaching placement preparation
Feb-May: Second teaching placement (11 weeks)
Jun: Personalised mini placement and QTS (qualified teacher status) interview
We provide ongoing, bespoke, subject specific SCITT Tutor support throughout your entire programme. Our SEDD (Subject Enhancement and Delivery Days) programme enable trainees to work with various heads of department and outstanding teachers in their subject areas. You will also work with expert drama teachers during your two teaching placements.
The benefits of training to teach drama with North East SCITT
Secondary teacher training courses
(11-16 with KS2 enhancement and post-16 enhancement):
To attain qualified teacher status, trainees will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards in the age phases of their course. They must teach and demonstrate that they achieve the Teachers’ Standards in the specific and consecutive age ranges.
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