Arts Adviser Training

If you would rather facilitate the Arts Award process in house, we can support a limited number of teachers from Medway and Sheppey to become Arts Award advisers by paying 100% of your training. The benefits of this are you have flexibility to run Arts Award at a time that suits you with the functionality to have this provision built into school’s culture.

As an Arts Award adviser, you’ll be fully qualified to lead a group of students through the process of working towards their Arts Award. Meaning your school won’t have to cover the cost of hiring an external adviser. Your role will be to support your students along the journey as they take on challenges ranging from writing about live theatre to getting involved in creative projects and demonstrating how they’ve taught something artistic to others.

Theatre31 works closely with Trinity College and will arrange a training session for you or colleague to attend. This covers Discover, Explore, Silver and Gold level Arts Award training which can cost up to £200 per person depending on the level you go for.  

Training dates 

Thursday 18 November, 12:00 – 15:30: Discover and Explore Arts Award levels (we have 7 spaces in total) 

Wednesday 15 December, 12:30 – 15:30: Bronze and Silver Arts Award levels (we have 7 spaces in total) 

How to apply

Should you have any further questions, please contact Jemma Robinson, Head of Programme: jemma@icontheatre.org.uk

How does Arts Award benefit young people? 

The aim of the Arts Award initiative is not only to give young people access to arts and culture, but to reach young people with a range of abilities, backgrounds and individual learning requirements.  Young people can achieve Arts Award levels Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold and proudly display the results of their nationally recognised qualificationon their CV.

Teacher’s CPD – free event 

At Theatre31 we realise not every teacher or education leader has the confidence to teach Drama and Theatre Studies, whether this be with younger years or more mature students up to GCSE and A’Level.

Icon Theatre have been working with young people for over twenty years and our young person’s programme adapts and uses all the expertise we have learnt on this journey. Being industry leaders in this this field of work, we will be offering Teacher CPD opportunities, specifically for teaching Drama and Theatre Studies.

Our sessions are run term time, after school and take on a peer learning format, with practical and theoretical approaches, led by our professional team and Nancy Hirst, Artistic Director. The aim is to equip participants with easy to pick up and take-away tips and workshops techniques, as well as a breadth of practical exercises and games, that can be pulled out and used on a daily basis.

In order to keep sessions accessible as possible, we plan to run a number of these throughout the academic year, and at varying locations across our target area of Medway and Sheppey, so there be a session happening near you. Places are free, and open to teachers in Medway and Sheppey. So we can manage places as fairly as possible, we ask that only two teachers per school attend however; should our CPD session be something you wish to offer your wider staff team, we can most certainly come to your school and tailor a CPT session aimed for your own cultural community.  

Our next free Teacher’s CPD session is on Wednesday 3 November, 5:00pm – 7:30pm.