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INSET Days & Twilight Sessions

Many schools talk to us about our training offering after having witnessed first hand the effect that a Bamboozle performance can have on their students. Before embarking on a full scale training programme schools often bring us in to deliver an INSET day so that they can begin to explore the principles of Bamboozle’s unique methodology.

We provide whole staff INSET sessions covering a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Introducing more creativity into the whole curriculum
  • Engaging children using drama as a starting point
  • Enabling greater engagement for learners who are described as having profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) or for learners who are on the Autism Spectrum and who are described as being hard-to-reach
  • Ways of working with students whose behaviour challenges us
  • Creating and using multi-sensory environments
  • Creating an enabled learning environment

Each session is designed around the particular needs of your school and includes a range of practical exercises as well as explanations of the theories behind the methodology.

As an example an INSET day might include:

  1. An introduction to the principles of the Bamboozle Approach
  2. An interactive demonstration of the Approach in practice
  3. An interactive demonstration of how to engage students and sustain their interest
  4. The group splits into two for a focussed session on working with children on the Autism Spectrum alongside a focussed session on working with children described as having PMLD
  5. Whole group sharing and discussion
  6. Q&A

We can also provide Twilight INSET sessions to fit in with your staff meetings and on-going CPD programmes – these might be of particular interest if you are having a Bamboozle show at your school and would like staff who have been to a performance to find out more about the Approaches used in the performance. Shorter twilight sessions explore a limited topic and might include:

  • The Bamboozle Approach – a quick-start guide for the classroom
  •  Free exploration & exploratory play
  • Language for learning
  • Working with Resistance & challenging behaviour
  • Creative expression
  • Using characters for engagement & interaction
  • Multi-sensory, immersive environments
  • Narrative
  • Puppets
  • Music & sound

If you would like to find out more about Bamboozle’s INSET sessions or would like to discuss how we can help your school please email Nicole Arkless, our education co-ordinator: nicole@bamboozletheatre.co.uk.

Dates, venues and fees

INSET days and Twilight Sessions usually take place at your school by arrangement. Due to the COVID situation many schools are restricting the visitors who access their sites during the school day. We are however still visiting schools for training purposes when the children are not present. If you would like to explore possibilities for setting up a socially distanced training session at your school please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the Contact page. Alternatively you might like to investigate our Online Course offering.

From £795.00

Read about an INSET day we did at Watling View School in St. Albans.

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