LIVE ONLINE: Drama for Oracy (Teatime 4pm to 6pm)

Course date: 29th Feb 2024

This ‘live’ online course will explain how Drama contexts and strategies can be specifically used, to improve children’s Oracy in primary school. 

Whole class Drama can be focussed, to enable children to practise and develop their Oracy skills, talking to and with various audiences, (both real and imagined).  There are many Drama Strategies that support the teaching of Oracy, and each has its associated ‘talk protocols’. The strategies use various configurations and groupings and provide structured opportunities for pupils to talk purposefully, in a range of ways. 

£100.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: Primary School Teachers
This session will:
  • Explain in turn twelve key Drama Strategies
  • Present two oracy focussed Drama lessons, one strategy at a time. 
  • Explain the possible roles and functions of the ‘oracy’ focused teacher during the lessons
Participants will receive a booklet of drama strategies, two lesson plans and two articles about Drama and Oracy.   

Course Presenter: Patrice Baldwin


Patrice Baldwin FRSA is Chair of the Council for Subject Associations and an internationally renowned trainer, consultant, author and speaker, in the field of  ‘Drama for Learning’ and Primary Drama.  She is also an Action Learning facilitator.  In 2020-21, she was Oak National Academy’s Subject Leader for Primary Drama and for several years jointly delivered  ‘Talk and Drama for Writing’ conferences with Pie Corbett. She is a former Primary Headteacher and Local Authority Arts Education Adviser, School Improvement Partner and school inspector and between 2010-13, was President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) and was Chair of National Drama (UK) for more than a decade, (until 2015).   Patrice is a national curriculum consultant and was editorial expert for Primary Drama, (for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority).  She was a BBC Education series consultant and scriptwriter for Drama in schools and more recently,  a TV documentary series consultant.

Patrice is the founder and Director of  ‘Drama for Learning and Creativity’ (D4LC), a research based school improvement initiative, that received support from NESTA, QCA, Arts Council England, Creative Partnerships, National Drama and IDEA.  It was presented at UNESCO’s 2nd World Creativity Conference in South Korea.

Patrice is a visiting lecturer at various universities and was a Cultural Leader for Brock University, Niagara.  Her recent books include, ‘Process Drama for Second Language Learning and Teaching’ (Bloomsbury, October 2021), ‘With Drama in Mind,’ ‘Improving Writing Through Drama,’ ‘Teaching Literacy Through Drama,’ ‘The Primary Drama Handbook’ and others.  Her forthcoming book is, ‘The Handbook of Drama Strategies’ (Routledge, 2023).

   ‘Patrice Baldwin is a rarity. She is one of the few primary drama experts left and quite possibly the most experienced and effective drama primary teacher. Teachers on her courses, come away feeling more confident and with a broader repertoire. Her work is excellent!’  Pie Corbett

   ‘Absolutely brilliant! Patrice’s course opened doors for colleagues which they would not have believed possible. In everything she does, she walks delegates through the materials, and discusses the impact this has on children’s learning. She uses drama conventions to create opportunities for pupils to secure their learning in new and deeper ways.’      Mary Myatt


‘ Patrice Baldwin is drama education expert of experts’.    Sarah Lambie (Editor, ‘Drama and Theatre’ magazine)


‘Patrice is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and practitioners of Drama Education’. Assistant Professor Peter O’Connor, University of Auckland, NZ


Zoom or teams meeting 

What Happens Next?
  • Please provide Collective Learning with the email address of the person who will be attending the training.
  • Your presenter will email a meeting invitation link to the person who is attending so that they can join her live on the day.
  • The meeting room will only be available to those who have been sent the link and will be admitted to the room on the day.
  • All resource materials will be sent electronically to the attendee after the event.
NB: The attendee may choose to attend the training from their home base if this has been approved by the school.