Introduction: What do we mean by school improvement and development?; What do we mean by drama?; PART 1; Chapter 1: How drama can make schools better for children; Chapter 2: How drama can make schools better for teachers (and other adults who support learning); Chapter 3: How drama creates and improves the whole curriculum; Chapter 4: How drama can contribute to whole school self; Chapter 5: How drama is viewed by Ofsted; Chapter 6: How drama can contribute to the School Improvement and Development Plan; Chapter 7: A policy for drama; PART 2; Exemplar lessons.
Patrice Baldwin is LA Adviser for the Promotion of the Arts in Schools (Norfolk) and is well established as a consultant on drama for learning and creativity.
"Aimed at teachers of any subject and school leaders, this volume explains how to use drama for school improvement at different levels. With reference to UK policies, standards, and concepts but applicable to other countries, it shows why drama in schools is important; how to use it to develop successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens; how to lead and manage drama, including conducting a drama audit and review; and its use in cross-curricular learning and teaching. It also addresses professional development and provides a glossary of strategies and conventions and units of activities. Baldwin, who established the UK's Drama for Learning and Creativity school improvement initiative, is an educational author and scriptwriter and former primary teacher." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.