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John Rainer
Arts & Drama Subject-specific Teaching

John Rainer

John Rainer has been teaching drama and theatre for over 30 years as a secondary school teacher, advisory teacher, university lecturer, youth theatre director and consultant.

He is the author of a number of published works on drama education, notably 'Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre' for Routledge, and 'GCSE Drama', a multimedia textbook, for Oxford University Press. He also wrote 'Drama at the Heart of the Secondary Curriculum' for David Fulton, and most recently, ‘Teaching Social Issues through Scripts’, with Kirsty Walters.

He currently works in the Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, where he manages one of three academic divisions and co-ordinate the successful PGCE drama course.

John Rainer's Webinars

Secondary Drama: A Deep Dive into Curriculum Intent

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will equip headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders and teachers and practitioners with knowledge and skills to evaluate current drama provision, and design a bold and coherent curriculum which best equips their pupils for future success, aligned with Ofsted expectations.

Secondary Drama: A Deep Dive into Curriculum Implementation

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders and teachers and practitioners with an insight into strategies, best practices and resources to support confident and consistent drama teaching across all lessons and for all pupils, aligned with Ofsted expectations.