With a great deal of encouragement from Matthew Millburn, (a long-standing member of the Association and now a Trustee) the NEC decided to run a co-operative event in February 2019, with a view to the possibility of a longer event in the summer.
Leeds Beckett acted as an umbrella organisation under which NATD organised an event open to both NATD members and primary teachers, as well as students from Leeds Beckett University.
The event comprised a series of workshops, exploring the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, bringing together excellent practice and outstanding practitioners. The focus was on drama and assessment, drama and story, the irresistible curriculum and Mantle of the Expert. The workshops were led by: Maggie Hulson, Debra Kidd, Hywel Roberts, Tim Taylor and Guy Williams.
Volume 34, Issue 1 of The Journal for Drama in Education has been created to support this event. It will be published in the summer of 2019.