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Encouraging Words: New National Drama One Day Drama CPD Event
National Drama’s CPD training for secondary teachers on Saturday 3rd June 2017: 10am-5pm in Bath.
Making Words Work - Tackling the Written Papers with Confidence led by Susie Ferguson; and
Using the Skills of the Playwright to Shape Devised Work led by Evan Placey.
National Drama has arranged a day of workshops and resources for confident delivery of new spec GCSEs.
More information here.

ndlogoNational Drama Reconvened AGM

National Drama’s AGM was reconvened on Saturday 4th February 2017: 12-2pm in The Chapel Inn, 48 Chapel Street, London NW1 5DP All relevant documents are available in the Members' area of our website at Reconvened AGM.

Our recent successful major Drama CPD event Which Board to Tread? took place at the Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire and more than 300 Drama teachers attended. Presentations from the major Exam Boards are now posted on our CPD website here.

If you have something you would like to say in support of Drama or a personal journey or a testimonial related to Drama you can have it posted on our website here. We start off with one from Chris Baldwin here.

We also have other resources including suggestions for Plays to Use on our Resources tab and our YouTube channel and other video clips at ND TV.

Welcome to National Drama

putting drama at the heart of learning

National Drama, the UK’s leading professional association for drama teachers and theatre educators, is dedicated to ensuring that all children and young people have the opportunity to learn about and through drama.

Learning through drama is a natural human process – our brains are ‘wired’ for it.  We recognise it as a powerful pedagogy and a creative process that provides a compelling means of exploration, expression and making meaning. Through it we learn what it is to be a human being.

National Drama is dedicated to the development, promotion and support of Drama and Theatre both in the UK and Internationally. We are an open and inclusive organisatiuon – One Forum: Many Voices – and we positively welcome as members all those who are interested in drama and theatre in learning contexts whether in the UK or beyond: see our Membership page.

We believe that teachers need to be learning themselves, practically and theoretically – and this is why National Drama arranges high quality Drama and Theatre Conferences and Events and Publications to support Drama practice. Visit our CPD site at ND CPD; our Magazine site at Drama Magazine; our Research Journal at Drama Research and our Shop site at ND Shop for other publications and backnumbers of past issues of Drama magazine.

If you are interested in the same things then why not join us at Join ND? We would love to have you on board!

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..and become part of a vibrant community of people who are committed to drama and the contribution it makes to the learning of children and young people; committed to the support and development of all who teach through and about drama and theatre; and who are dedicated advocates for drama as an entitlement for all, in and across the curriculum. Join here.



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