About the Role
Theatre Workout is looking for a freelance Drama Practitioner to run an after-school drama club at St Martin's School, Northwood. This is a primary boys school setting working with students in Key Stage 2, ages 7-11. On average there are 15-20 children per class.
Classes will take place weekly in term time on Tuesdays from early September, roughly 10 sessions per term, excluding holidays.
The practitioner will be provided with initial lesson plans, which will need to be adapted and tailored to the needs and abilities of the children in the class. They will be expected to add their own knowledge, expertise and experience as they see fit. Each term should end in a short performance or sharing of work which parents may be invited to attend.
The practitioner will also be required to:
- Monitor and record child progress and behaviour,
- Share reports and lesson plans with Theatre Workout
- Escort children to the main exit at the end of the class to meet parents
We are particularly keen to hear from practitioners with experience working with children in primary schools.
In addition, London practitioners will be included in our pool of freelance practitioners to run ad-hoc workshops for schools as part of Theatre Workout's other Outreach and West End programmes, for which other rates of pay may apply.
Full training will be provided on best practice, lesson planning, delivery of classes, safeguarding and on health and safety.
The practitioner will be employed on a freelance, self-employed basis. The sum of £60 per session will be offered. This is to include the planning of lessons, delivery, and post lesson reporting.
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
Be professionally trained to degree level or drama school equivalent
Have a minimum three years of professional experience in your field, such as in acting, directing, dance, etc.
Minimum one year teaching experience in schools, youth theatres, stage schools, or similar settings
Have as valid enhanced DBS certificate, preferrably with the live update service - WE CANNOT EMPLOY YOU WITHOUT THIS!
Be confident, engaging and friendly.
Be able to plan and adapt lesson plans as required.
In addition, the following criteria are desired, but not essential:
Have all-round theatre and performance from Shakespeare to musical theatre, classical to devised performance
Play an instrument
Have a good knowledge of drama and theatre practice and styles of performance.
To apply, please send your CV, confirmation of your DBS certificate, two references, and a covering letter which details your past/current teaching experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Company
Theatre Workout is a leading theatre and training organisation, creating bespoke programmes designed to maximise the theatre experience of children and young people, and to enhance the creative curriculum of schools.
Theatre Workout Academy is our only programme for individuals and includes holiday programmes, after school clubs, masterclass workshops and other programmes for children, young people and adults of all ages, including for professional actors and teachers.
Founded in 2006 we've positioned ourselves between West End theatres, the education sector, and the group travel industry to inspire a life-long love of theatre in the students we serve, and bridging the gap between education and the creative world of theatre.
Chosen by 37 West End productions to provide their official education programmes, Theatre Workout has also partnered with leading arts, education and travel organisations, making Theatre Workout the market leader for creative learning in London's West End.
We recognise the great value of both creative learning and travel in all stages of our development. Whether we're young or old we're never too old to play, create and grow. Creativity and travel raises aspirations, builds character, and provides cultural experiences through the places we visit and people we meet. This is why we champion drama and creativity in schools and support schools who want to travel on school trips to maximise their experience and enhance their curriculum, and why we work with businesses and professionals to enhance their continued growth and development.
As such, Theatre Workout is a member of leading associations to drive advocacy, build engagement in the sectors and influence local and government policy. These associations include: Action for Children's Arts, Arts Award, Artsmark, BETA (British Education Travel Association), the Creative Industries Federation, Cultural Learning Alliance, and the Independent Theatre Council. We hold a Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge and we are a co-founder of the Drama, Theatre and Education Alliance.