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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Royal Shakespeare Company Project Name Romeo & Juliet CPD About the Project The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) fundamental education ambition is to work with teachers, schools, communities and theatre partners to transform experiences of Shakespeare and live theatre for young people in the classroom, in performance and online. Their work has reached over 530,000 young people through broadcasting to date. This CPD day will focus on Romeo and Juliet. Aimed at upper primary along with secondary English and Drama teachers, using theatre-based approaches from the RSC’s rehearsal rooms, we will explore character, language, and the themes within the play. In addition, discussion will focus on adaptability to each key stage, as well as transferability to other plays. Therefore, the CPD will include a mixture of drama and performance activities as well as seated desk-style activities. RSC has a strong evidence base about the sustained impact of our work on classroom teaching practice, as well as on teacher confidence and knowledge including: • 97% of all teachers who experience RSC’s courses rate them as ‘excellent’ on a seven-point scale. • 100% of surveyed teachers report that participation in an RSC CPD programme had enhanced their skills, knowledge and confidence in the teaching of Shakespeare. • Teachers say that RSC approaches have been embedded into ‘the very fabric of the school’s learning’. • A primary school teacher of 20 years stated that CPD undertaken with RSC “rejuvenated my teaching practice… [it’s] the best thing I’ve ever done”. Primary teachers of KS2 (year 4-6). Suitability Secondary teachers of English Language and Literature, Drama or Performance in KS3-4. We can accommodate teachers new to Shakespeare and those who have some familiarity but want to develop knowledge, confidence and skills. 40

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Dates, Location & Format Tuesday 16 October 2018, High House Production Park, Purfleet. The CPD day will run from 10:00-16:00. Our CPD programme uses rehearsal room approaches and theatre making to teach Shakespeare. Learning Outcomes Teacher Commitment & Training Teachers will leave with the confidence to apply the skills and knowledge learned to their daily teaching practice in school. Teachers must take time to consider prior aims and goals for the CPD, as well as attend the full day. What happens at the end? Teachers will be encouraged to try out and reflect on the approaches learnt and their suitability for their classroom environments. Other Resources/Support All participants will receive a detailed resource pack summarising all approaches used, within two weeks of the end of the course. Costs £60 per teacher Please note the following project will compliment this offer: • ROH: Schools Matinee: Romeo and Juliet 41