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National Drama also has developed Resources During Lockdown.

Like London Drama, National Drama has also developed support materials for Drama teachers during this lockdown period.
There is a page on their website at Resources and they have a Resources Folder for sahring resources at Resource Folder.
Take care at this difficult time!

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Drama Support

Drama Job Vacancies

Current Drama jobs here.
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Borough Drama

Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information. 
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School Support

If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.

Youth Theatres

Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.




Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

More info and download here

London Drama Members!

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London Borough of Croydon

London Borough of Croydon

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Well-organised in-service training contributes greatly to the professional development of Croydon's teachers and is crucial in maintaining high standards in our schools. Our professional development service is one of the most vibrant and active hubs for teachers in south London. For more information go to the QDI Website.

The Arts for Croydon Schools, Children and Young People
In November 2007 the Children’s Plan outlined the national aspiration that all children from 0–19 should have access to 5 hours of high quality cultural activities per week. The importance of the arts in the development of young people and the contribution to the Every Child Matters outcomes is reinforced in recent developments throughout the age range including:

  • the creative development area of the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance
  • the proposed understanding the arts and design area of the Primary Curriculum
  • the new Secondary Curriculum
  • the Creative and Media Diploma

A common theme in these developments is the need to consider collaborations across art forms and the contribution the arts make to creativity and cultural understanding and otherareas of the curriculum.

This has prompted us to create a new service to support young people’s enjoyment and development both in and through the arts. Our rationale is that the responsibility for the learning, enjoyment and development of young people through the arts, both in and out of school, lies with the schools, as described in A big picture of the curriculum from QCA. Therefore the strategic direction of our service also needs to lie with the schools through the Strategy Board including 14 headteachers.

Our service has four main areas:

  • Supporting schools to devise and deliver schemes of work in the arts
  • Supporting schools in accessing arts projects for young people delivered by artists and arts organisations
  • Supporting schools in developing and signposting out of school arts activities for young people
  • Supporting schools in measuring the success of their arts programmes

The courses advertised here reflect the first area and also the instrumental music programmes which we provide directly.

To progress the other areas we are setting up an Arts Education Strategy Forum, to include contributions from Advanced Skills Teachers in the arts and the expertise in the music and arts specialist schools. Those developments will be consulted on more widely through the network meetings.

This is an exciting time for developments in the arts in schools. We are keen to hear from anyone with a contribution to make.

Graeme Smith, Head of Music and Arts
Helen Bretherick, Assistant Head of Music and Arts (Primary Creative Arts)

Download the Introduction to the Arts here.

Croydon Drama Champions
For Drama in Primary Schools Croydon is running a Drama Champions Programme, details of which can be obtained on this website here.

Coming up

Our free CPD events are being organised in partnership with National Drama via Eventbrite - access them here.

In addition, we have some resources to support you via our e-news at Resources and our home page centre panel features our latest free online event


Drama Networks Survey
Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here

GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.

Courses Survey
We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.

Mapping Drama Practice
Take the Survey of Drama Practice: it will only take a minute


STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark. STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations. STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.