Charles Dickens Primary School
All the School's a Stage
- Grant amount: £149,430 over 24 months
- Fund: Teacher Development Fund
- Date awarded: 2018/19
- Location: London
Southwark Teaching School Alliance and Shakespeare’s Globe are collaborating to train teachers and leaders in eight Southwark primary schools to incorporate drama techniques into their classroom practice. The project will see Year 1 and Year 3 teachers from each school take part in professional development led by Globe practitioners. Actors will work alongside teachers in their classrooms, using dramatic storytelling techniques to support the children’s development in speaking, reading and writing. The second year of the project will see the same teachers embed their learning into their school’s curriculum, leading their own professional development sessions for staff and creating a unit of work to incorporate the new approaches.