We are a group of practising teachers who use scripted drama as an active learning method at Key Stages 2 and 3, as a way to deliver course content for GCSEs and Diplomas, and as an A Level revision technique.
After 22 years teaching in comprehensive schools in Cambridgeshire and East Yorkshire, Kate now works full time for Act the Facts. Her main subject is History with some English, French and PSHE experience.
Kate has used drama to teach course content at Key Stage 3 but went on to use factually accurate scripted drama as a revision technique at History A Level, an intervention which helped to develop students’ source work skills. Kate taught some GCSE History topics and revised others using this active learning technique; she has studied its impact on student motivation and learning as part of her M.A. at Hull University.
She is the first point of contact for anyone wishing to commission or customise a script, contact her at: email@example.com
Graham is an ICT teacher and creator of the website. With nearly a decade of teaching under his belt, Graham has taught many pupils how to develop webpages that are both simple and effective. A graduate in Computing and Information Technology, Graham has a wealth of computing knowledge that he has used to get the Act the Facts website up and running. He is our technical director and can be contacted directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, Graham has become a published author. His book, Resurrection (Book 1: The Chronicles of Chaos) is available now for all major e-readers from Amazon, IBooks, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and many more. To find out more, click here.
Head teacher of St Stephen’s Primary School, Fradley, Staffordshire, Rob intends to incorporate scripted drama in the creative curriculum at St. Stephens.
Rob is interested in the cross-curricular potential of scripted drama and its impact on literacy, particularly among the boys. Scripted drama can be a powerful starter for creative writing in different genres: recounting the events from a particular perspective, biography or diary writing.
Stephanie Davies is a freelance writer based in New York and Washington DC. She worked for the US branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres for 12 years, first as director of public education, then as senior writer. She continues to write for the organization, as well as for other nonprofits, including the Animal League Defence Fund and the Edeyo Foundation for Haiti. She has also written for Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, and The Nature Conservancy. Stephanie is Act the Facts' Marketing and PR Director and can be reached at email@example.com.
Alicia is Act the Facts’ marketing and legal executive who conducts her work online from wherever she is in the world. Follow her travels in her online blog: http://bitecreamandbandages.wordpress.com
After stints in North America, India and Thailand, Alicia is currently in Japan digging toxic sludge out of people’s homes and businesses in the stricken city of Ishinomaki after which she will be travelling to South Korea, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Fiji and Kiribati.
In 1999, Sarah founded the Class Act Drama Company in Newcastle, building it into a thriving business; before that, she worked as a drama teacher in comprehensive schools in the North East.
An actress herself, Sarah has performed in several productions for the prestigious Gateshead Theatre Company. Now living in Hampshire, Sarah is involved in drama in the community, she juggles family life with running EnAct, a corporate training company and working for Act the Facts.
Alice is Act the Facts’ pantomime script writer, specialising in mini pantos designed to last an hour, ideal if you need to entertain several classes on the last day of term. She has written, produced and performed in plays and topical sketch shows.
Alice recently left her teaching post in Matsusaka, Japan to join the relief effort following the earthquake and tsunami of May 11th 2011 and is currently Disaster Relief CSR Co-ordinator at Peace Boat, an international non-governmental and non-profit organisation that is spearheading relief work in the Tohoku region. For further information, to volunteer yourself or to make a donation, please follow the link: http://peaceboat.jp/relief/volunteer/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org