"James & The@trical have been working with College Park for the last 6 years. James has excellent knowledge of SEN and is able to adapt his teaching methods for all students across our school. He has produced some amazing productions which has developed the confidence of the students and given them a sense of purpose and achievement. James links his drama sessions to the schools topic and makes is accessible to all students including early years and our more complex needs. Parents are wowed by the confidence and abilities their children display, that they wouldn't usually show at home or in other situations."
Head of School
College Park School
"The@trical always provide high quality staff who are able to combine their skills in drama with knowledge and skills to support students with special education needs. The outcomes, in terms of student's progress - in confidence, self esteem and drama - and school productions has always been of the highest quality. Staff are always ready, willing and able to join in with all aspects of school life and have made a great contrition at QEII"
Head of School
QEII Jubilee School
Not only have students grown in their knowledge and understanding of theatre and dramatic skills, but also in their confidence, social skills and general personal development. They are visibly enabled and empowered to take greater control over their lives and their decision making.
Every term has seen outstanding productions including a black and white film of Aesops Fables, a thrilling audience engagement murder mystery and pocket sketches of some of Roald Dahls tales. The coming together of all aspects of the creative arts during these productions has been extremely powerful and produced outstanding work from our students.
Students are always keen to participate in the class sessions and parents have always been extremely impressed by the abilities of their children during the productions. I can confidently recommend The@trical to any school, but particularly to special schools."
Westminster Special Schools
“It is a happy talent to know how to play"
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
And the cost?
Please note that all staff at The@trical
carry enhanced DBS record checks.
Ok, we’ll admit it – The@trical has never been a company to shy away from the spotlight. In fact, we rather like talking about what we do and why we do it. That’s because we’re passionate about involving young people with learning difficulties in drama – and we know that once you know more, you will too.
All young people (and most adults!) love to be enthralled and entertained. But when you have special needs or learning difficulties, these needs become even more pressing. Many traditional SEN activities and games are designed to stimulate young adults in this way, but at The@trical we take things one step further. Our aim is to ignite the imagination of each and everyone of our students, carefully creating programmes that increase their self-confidence and awareness. And the results speak for themselves – apart from improving drama and musical abilities, students leave our workshops with stronger personal skills and employability prospects.
So maybe you are a teacher looking for an innovative new way to stimulate your students. Or maybe you are a parent who is interested in enrolling their child in a lively after-school activity or holiday workshop. Either way, The@trical is here to help.