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Which Board to Tread 2
Join us for a day focused on reflection and information gathering following the summer results from the first round of the new specifications for GCSE Drama. If you have questions about the specification you have chosen and you want to discuss what happened with your colleagues or with representatives from the examination boards or even if you think you may want to look at an alternative this event is for you.

Saturday 29th September 2018: 10am-5pm.
Venue: Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Holiday Inn Reading M4 J10, Reading, United Kingdom, RG41 5TS.
More info & book at Which Board 2


Drama Magazine Vol 24.2
The latest issue of Drama magazine is published now. For more information about joining National Drama to receive it free with your membership go to ND Membership or to take out a paid for subscription go to Drama Magazine.

Welcome to Jessica Hynes – our new Patron

We welcome Jessica Hynes as a new Patron of National Drama, following her impressive and heart-felt Keynote at our ‘Drama Spa’ conference. Jessica has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre but it was her very genuine understanding of the critical importance of drama in schools that resonated with every teacher in the room.

Jessica declared: “I don’t think drama should be saved. It should be compulsory!

Read more about Jessica’s experiences when she visited 20 drama classrooms and why we welcomed her with open arms.

(Ref: ‘Reflections from the Chair’ / DRAMA 24.2)

Jessica Hynes and drama teachers


Join us for a National Drama CPD day for secondary teachers

Which Board to Tread 2‘ (Saturday 29th September)


Drama CPD – 29th September

Venue: Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Holiday Inn Reading M4 J10, Reading, United Kingdom, RG41 5TS.  (Map)

More information and to book at National Drama CPD website.


About National Drama

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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