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Information for Teachers


YMT productions and courses offer amazing educational and personal experiences for young people

Teachers, therefore, are extremely important to us and form a crucial way of encouraging young people into the YMT Company. In order to facilitate this we offer a number of ways for teachers and schools to work with us and in return we hope to provide more opportunities with the company.

YMT Outreach

YMT is currently undergoing a programme of research and workshop delivery for schools. From this we hope to formulate a programme of schools and outreach activity for the period 2015-2018. We are keen for teachers to join us in this discusssion and ongoing programme.

This work is being undertaken by theatre director Pete Gallagher: Pete has over 30 years' experience in all fields of theatre and education; he has set up and run Drama Departments in state secondary schools; run Drama School acting departments; delivered CPD to teachers; written and directed musicals at all levels; performed as an actor in numerous West End and touring shows; as well as finding time to be the acting coach for the BBC’s Any Dream Will Do and Strictly Come Dancing

Pete will be talking to drama and music teachers, Head Teachers and Principals, LEAs and Academy School groups and educational organisations over the coming months. He is available to take workshops directly with secondary school and FE pupils. He is happy to discuss methodologies for teaching both drama and singing in schools and for preparing teachers for that work or helping their further professional development. To discuss how Pete Gallagher can work with your school or group of schools please call the office on 020 8563 7725 or email on petegallagher@ymtuk.org

Click here for information about YMT's Outreach work.

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YMT and the NASUWT

The NASUWT (National Association of School Masters/Union of Women Teachers) is the largest teachers' union in the UK. NASUWT organises in all sectors from early years to further education and represents teachers in all roles including headteachers. The NASUWT has enjoyed a long standing affiliation with YMT as principal sponsors, supporting young people's creative and personal development through the medium of music theatre.

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Currently the main opportunities are:

  • Our Teachers Ambassadors Scheme through which teachers in secondary schools help to recruit talented young people into YMT and receive certain benefits for their school and pupils in return
  • Employment as Pastoral Staff working on YMT summer projects
  • A learning and participation programme of schools workshops 
  • Licensing of YMT produced shows to perform at your school

Read more out these opportunities on our website or call the development team on 020 8563 7725 to discuss how we could work with you either in school or in your community.

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Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. Artsmark is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision. Holding Artsmark status demonstrates that your school or setting values the arts and culture and it raises the public profile of a school or setting in the eyes of prospective students, their families and across the wider community. Artsmark contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirement that a school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. If your school is either in the process of applying for, or has already achieved Artsmark status, working with cultural organisations such as Youth Music Theatre UK can help you meet the criteria as well as providing excellent artistic opportunities for your students.

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