Making, performing and responding to drama and theatre helps us understand and make sense of the world. In drama lessons in the secondary school context, children and young people develop knowledge, skills and experience as performers, designers, critics and audience members. It is a rich, challenging and engaging subject which offers distinctive ways of working and learning. Pupils collaborate, think critically, create and share in theatrical experiences which in-turn develops subject-specific and transferable skills crucial to careers in and outside of the creative industries.
As a drama teacher, you’ll share your passion for drama and theatre with young people and nurture their creative talents so that they too can reap the immense benefits the subject has to offer. You will also work with pupils in extra-curricular contexts, watching them thrive as they contribute to and perform in whole-school productions, and witnessing their reactions to unforgettable theatrical experiences.