Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • Wednesday 1st October 2014 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
  • NOW FULLY BOOKED - BOOK NOW FOR JAN/FEB 2015

Primary Drama: INSET Day

Course Tutor: David Farmer

This one-day drama INSET course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The drama strategies - including still images, teacher in role, hot-seating, ten-second objects, thought-tracking, spotlighting and visualisation - can be used across the curriculum and are designed to meet statutory drama and literacy objectives. Participants have the opportunity to work with drama expert David Farmer, network with colleagues to discuss common problems and devise solutions to put into practice.

The National Curriculum Framework document for England to be taught at key stages 1-4 from September 2014 states:

"All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances."

“An enormously helpful day - so well organised and jam-packed with ideas!" - Rosie Timpson, Participant October 2013.
“My head is buzzing with ideas - I don't think I'll be able to sleep!" - Helen Short, Participant October 2013.
“It is a while since I have been on a course which truly inspired and re-energised my teaching." - Ginny Davies, Participant, February 2010
  • Learn to use drama games, activities and practical techniques to enhance creativity and learning across the curriculum, encourage group co-operation and have fun!
  • Discover how you can use drama lessons and strategies to meet statutory drama and literacy objectives, including speaking, listening and writing.
  • Explore literacy using drama techniques including visualisation, still images, music and improvisation to bring alive a traditional story, encouraging depth of understanding and creativity.
  • Approach history through a drama lesson about British evacuees in World War 2 using photographs, artefacts, recorded archive audio, improvisation and role-play.
  • Find out how to use drama to enhance science and maths.
  • Includes a free signed copy of Learning Through Drama by David Farmer.
  • Full notes are provided so that you can concentrate on participating in the activities.
  • Attendance Certificate presented.


This one-day Drama CPD course is suitable for staff from schools and other organisations as well as freelancers. It will benefit both those who are new to drama and those with more experience, who are looking to refresh their drama skills with a group of like-minded people.

Enquiries: Please email David Farmer or telephone 01603 465973 or 0797 321 7876.

Booking Details

Payment: The standard fee is £185 per participant. There is a 10% discount for each additional colleague from the same organisation. NB Please complete and return the booking form below with your purchase order or payment. An official invoice will be dispatched and payment can be made by cheque, BACS or using the Buy Now button below.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing to move in. Light refreshments are included and at lunchtime we usually walk a few minutes to eat a delicious lunch at Leons at Old Spitalfields Market (lunch not included).

Toynbee Studios is part of the Toynbee Hall complex at 28 Commercial Street, London E1. Download directions to Toynbee Studios by car, tube, bus, train or bike.

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'Great day and good value for money. I know lots of colleagues that would benefit from the inspirational ideas for bringing the curriculum to life. Can't wait to share it all with them!'
Rachel Berry, Course Participant, February 2009

'I thought that you created an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. Everyone was willing to fully participate in every activity and no one felt inhibited. It was an extremely enjoyable day where I learnt a lot. Those days don't come by very often.'
Diana Smith, Assistant Head Teacher, Course Participant, May 2009.

'Tons of inspiration! It was great to share experiences with other teachers.'
- Sarah Nias, Course Participant, February 2012

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Lots of inspirational ideas packed into one day. I've enjoyed every minute and learnt a lot.

Sally Steele (April 2013)

Thank you so much for such a carefully thought out programme. I loved your calm, wise, appreciation.

Elaine English (November 2012)

It was a wonderful way to get new ideas - and be reminded of old ones. I enjoyed the chance to work with enthusiastic like-minded people.

Alex Wilkie (October 2008)

I found the day absolutely brilliant and have already taught a couple of lessons to Year 3 using your planning. The most valuable thing for me was to actually take part in the activities as it gave me a deeper understanding of the drama techniques.

Claire Stokes (September 2008)

I came here to be inspired and I have been. Thank you for such a great day of drama that I can use across all areas of the curriculum.

Karen Boswell (April 2013)

A lively, inspirational and safe atmosphere was established to enable creative engagement.

Sean Spurvey (November 2012)

It is a while since I have been on a course which truly inspired and re-energised my teaching.

Ginny Davies (February 2010)

I thought that you created an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. It was an extremely enjoyable day where I learnt a lot. Those days don't come by very often.

Diana Smith (May 2009.)