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We Teach Drama
Whether you are an early career drama teacher or have years of experience, you never stop developing your subject knowledge and pedagogy. So how can we best support you in your day-to-day teaching, so you can engage and inspire your students?
We create and deliver:
Beautifully designed FREE resources, including worksheets, templates, glossaries & lesson plans.
Inspiring CPD in the form of webinars, focused on GCSE & A-Level Set Texts, Theatre Design and Practitioners. Our Online Courses are coming soon!
Comprehensive PDF resource packs to accompany training events, with curriculum links and model answers.
Founder & Director
Lucy Bellingham is a teacher and freelance drama consultant, based in Warwickshire. Since studying Drama at Manchester University and pursuing a PGCE in Secondary Drama, she has worked within the field of drama education for over twenty years, from the rural midlands to inner city London academies. She has led several performing arts faculties within the state and private sector. She specialises in developing innovative devised work with students, focusing on physical, participatory and immersive theatre practice. She has worked in several schools over the last few years to improve standards, specifically in drama and expressive arts, focusing on teaching, learning, practical units and coursework. The outcomes have been significant and impressive. For several years she has worked with Tomorrow's Achiever's Masterclass programme, delivering drama workshops to Gifted and Talented children. She is the author of the Education Resources for Back to the Future The Musical. She has an MA in Physical Theatre and Performance from Royal Holloway University.
Author & CPD Lead
Natasha is a drama freelancer, director and writer, based in Brighton. Natasha developed her passion for theatre during her degree, where she studied Psychology with Performing Arts in the Community at Oxford Brooks University. Since studying Drama, Natasha began working as an Outreach worker to facilitate children with devising their own theatre. Since studying Psychology with Drama, Natasha has gone on to study Shakespeare Text and Performance with the Open University and has worked within the education sector for 14 years across different schools in both London and Suffolk. Natasha has led Drama Faculties, participated in challenge partner reviews and trained both beginner teachers and NQTS to achieve outstanding success. She has been acknowledged for her subject knowledge, outstanding classroom practice and curriculum planning, which demonstrates acute detail for sequencing in drama. She specialises in devised theatre, stage production, physical theatre and creating innovative resources to support students with the theoretical aspect of Drama in education. She has experience of teaching across different exam boards for key stage 3, 4 and 5 Drama. Natasha is currently working with We Teach Drama, writing resources and delivering webinars on Steven Berkoff and Antonin Artaud.
News on our Collaboration with Broken Puppet Theatre Company
Broken Puppet Theatre Company, based in Devon, was founded in 2012 by a small team of creative practitioners, who wanted to redefine their professional and community-based Theatre, Puppetry Arts and Film Production practices to become more inclusive and accessible to other artists and audiences who share their lived experiences of chronic illness and/or invisible disabilities. Founder and Creative Director/Producer Clare McCarthy says:: " I had been a successful freelance Creative Director/Producer for over 12 years already, but when I later acquired a disability, I soon realised that the sector was nowhere near as inclusive or accessible as it should be for people like me, and it didn't take long for me to find others who had experienced similar career disruptions due purely to a change in their health. Our sector's outdated perceptions of what 'disability' meant in practice led to a lot of 'accidental exclusion' and one of the projects we set up in order to help address this was 'Broken:Live' - A programme for house and bed bound artists and makers, who were largely unable to access more traditional training or follow financially viable career paths within the creative sector, because their unpredictable health or mobility needs posed too big of a challenge. We're now about to launch the 7th season of our Broken live programme, and were researching for a new season of Broken Live workshops when we first learned of We Teach Drama and their brilliant online learning resources. I immediately reached out to WTD's founder, Lucy Bellingham, to discuss the potential for a collaboration - initially just to trial their 'Think Like A Designer' resource packs; to explore if these provisions would be a good fit for our Broken Live programme. The packs were an instant hit and in return for the use of these we were able to provide some feedback on digital accessibility to help WTD develop the resources too. Lucy and I quickly began discussing the potential to develop a puppetry specific addition to the WTD learning pack offer, and are currently working together to run a series of R and D sessions in our respective sectors to explore what these might look like, and how a fuller programme of integrated activities may emerge from this connection - It's a very exciting collaboration for us and we can't wait to see what we can achieve by joining forces on this creative adventure!'
"Lucy invests in people like no-one I know, and always
manages to strike an incredible balance between creative encouragement and practical support."
— Will Maynard, Drama Teacher & Director
"Natasha is an excellent drama practitioner who navigates the curriculum with fresh ideas which inspire her students"
— Jessica Wali,