ND SEND Workshop

Drama to explore stories, feelings and well-being for teachers of SEND students in specialist settings across all key stages

For teachers of SEND students across all key stages

Led by:
Dr Gill Brigg and Make/Sense Theatre.

Are you interested in using Drama with your learners?
Come along and be inspired.

This one-day workshop will explore teaching through story using both sensory and emotional engagement for pupils with PMLD. It will also explore the use of Drama with MLD/ASD/SEMH young people to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, develop confidence and trust, and foster good relationships with peers and adults. There will be a range of activities throughout the day including workshops, Q and A, along with some theoretical underpinning.
Teachers will be given a set of adaptable lesson plans to take away and use in school. This event is relevant to all teachers working in specialist SEND settings, regardless of previous Drama experience, and across all phases, including post-16.

Dr Gill Brigg

Gill has over 40 years’ experience as a cross-phase drama teacher, theatremaker, and advisory teacher. With an M.Ed and a PhD, she has worked for the last 20 years in Specialist Schools as a TIE performer, Drama specialist, and class teacher. She now works nationally and internationally with teachers, actors, and academics, developing their practice with neurodivergent groups.

Make/Sense Theatre

Karen Wallace-Jones is the Founding Artistic Director of Make/Sense Theatre who make theatre for, by and with the neurodivergent community in Reading and surrounding areas. She originally trained and worked as an actor and then moved into education working in both SEN and SEMH schools for ten years as the Drama/Creative Arts lead. Karen is a firm believer in the transformative power of drama and theatre when working with SEN and SEMH young people and is passionate about creating accessible pathways into the arts for the neurodivergent community.


Early Bird £45.00 until midnight 22nd May 2024

Standard £55.00 from 23rd May May 2024.

Note 1: National Drama is absorbing the Eventbrite fees to make this event as affordable as possible: what you see is what you pay!

Note 2: National Drama Members can claim a discount on this event. Please apply to finance@nationaldrama.org.uk for the promo code.

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21 Jun 2024


£40 - £55


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


L22, Room GO4, Drama Studio, Institute of Education,
University of Reading, London Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
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