CPD Masterclasses


Join the West End in Schools team and other creative primary school teachers for a free evening of CPD, developing techniques to build confidence in exploring creative topics with primary school children.

Upcoming Sessions

Our Masterclasses, led by a creative professional, are a practical exploration of the chosen topic, equipping you with a variety of activities for approaching the subject with 4-11 year olds. Following this there is always a Q&A and discussion. The evening has plenty of opportunities to network with other teachers and our creative team.


Attendees will come away with:

  • A set of tools for approaching creative topics with primary school children

  • Confidence in leading creative activities

  • Knowledge of how to use performing arts activities as a stimulus for cross-curricular activity (such as PE or creative writing)

  • A resource pack containing handy notes about what was covered in the Masterclass

  • A certificate of completion

Upcoming Sessions:

Autumn Term 2019 - Exploring Shakespeare in Primary Schools

How do you teach Shakespeare to primary school children? Our approach is all about getting the children excited about the stories, and bringing that narrative to life - the plays were written to be performed after all!

The ‘Exploring Shakespeare in Primary Schools’ Masterclass will equip teachers with the confidence, skills and drama techniques to investigate Shakespeare plays with children from Reception through to Year Six.

Thursday October 10th 2019 : Exploring Shakespeare in Primary Schools

Time: 18:00 - 20:00 (approx, doors at 17:45)

Location: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Training Suite
18 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7PA

This event is now fully booked.

Tuesday November 5th 2019 : Exploring Shakespeare in Primary Schools

Time: 17:45 - 19:45 (approx, doors at 17:30)

Location: Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham, Randle Studio
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

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Other topics:

We offer CPD sessions from time to time on topics related to Shakespeare, drama and dance, generally with a literacy focus. If you would like to be kept informed about future CPD’s, or have suggestions for content and topics you would like covered we’d love to hear from you and you can get in touch using the contact details below.

I loved the fact that we hardly stood still for the whole 2 hours and it really brought me out of my shell and got me interacting with text in a whole new way! This will 100% affect my teaching practice - I took away so many ideas that will work well in lots of different classes, not just English!
— Year 1 Teacher: St Albans CofE Primary and Nursery School, 2018

Get in Touch...

If you have any questions please call Katie on 020 7395 7520.

You can also email office@westendinschools.org.uk