Performing takes place in many different spaces from the infant, imaginative role-play area to the use of the school television studio, where it may involve pupils as technicians as well as actors. Pupils can be found responding to drama in many settings, including classrooms, when watching film, video or in the television studio, as well as in theatres and in the hall.
This year we are introducing LAMDA, an internationally recognised qualification whereby children will have a clear framework for their progression that will integrate with whole-school assessment practices and help them achieve the highest possible standards in drama and presentation, a skill that will stand them in good stead for later life. This scheme will be differentiated to take account of pupils’ differing abilities. It will also take account of examination requirements and, where appropriate, the drama elements of English and literacy, incorporating the contribution made by activities such as professional performances and workshops. The school is aiming to become an examination centre.