About the project

As part of ACW Lead Creative Schools Scheme, Pillgwenlly Primary School are looking to collaborate with a Drama Practitioner/Creative Writer to work with Year 2 Pupils to develop their oracy skills. Their aim is to discover and develop creative techniques that would help and inspire the children to be more creative during oracy tasks and embed the techniques to feed into their written work.

They are looking to collaborate with an enthusiastic and adaptable practitioner with experience of working with young children who will be able to develop the Five Creative Habits of Mind. They would like the project to focus on creating and telling stories and discovering imaginative ways to do this whilst focusing on key elements of the curriculum. They are open to different ways to interpret this i.e. through drama, puppetry, movement, clowning, poetry etc. During the project they would love the opportunity for the children to show their parents some of the techniques they have learnt in a workshop style session.

They are hoping to hear from Drama Practitioners and Story Writers that will capture the imagination of young children, giving them confidence to tell and write their own stories long after the project has finished.

The successful practitioner(s) will be involved in the project planning which will start in December 2018/early January 2019 with the project finishing in the Spring term 2019. Project reflection and evaluation taking place Spring/Summer Term 2019.


Across the Lead Creative School Scheme there is a fixed daily rate for practitioners of £250 per day (which is inclusive of travel).  There are approx 16 - 20 days available for planning, delivery and evaluation with a portion of the budget allocated to materials.

If you are interested in applying to be a Creative Practitioner on this project, please send the following details to Allie John allie@yellobrick.co.uk (Creative Agent) and Andrew Sheppard a.sheppard@pillgwenllyprimary.org (Acting Headteacher)

  1. A current CV
  2. A short paragraph telling us why you are interested in working with Pillgwenlly Primary School on this project. We also want to hear about your experience, skills, and an outline of any ideas you may have in approaching this project
  3. Details of a referee

Closing date for expressions of interest is on 5th November 2018.

We hope to meet potential practitioners at Pillgwenlly Primary School on 12th November 2018.

Other important information

Creative Practitioners must attend, or have previously attended, the two-day LCS training session provided by ACW prior to project commencement.

More information about the Lead Creative Schools Scheme can be found here:


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Comment by Hank Brodie on December 6, 2018 at 13:19
I hope you will find a nice staff for your project. I’m a creative writer and I make some content for academic sources like Answershark ( example of article review and other writing tips) and I'm actually thinking about tutoring at college. New assignments are never a waste of time

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