Ed Littlewood Productions – Creative Learning & workshops 2018
We aim to develop thinking skills so that children, young people and any interested individuals are given access to an experience that requires analysis, collaboration, decision-making, justification and evaluation, thereby building skills towards genuinely critical, creative and imaginative thinking.
For us creative learning and education is about engaging the community and individuals in the process and understanding of the theatre. We want to inspire, excite, entertain and educate people from all walks of life, and demonstrate the transformative power that is theatre. We can offer one-off workshops, longer-term projects, specialist workshops (dance, drama, music), CPD events, schools’ workshops, youth theatre and a range of talks and discussions. We work in partnerships with other theatres, arts organisations and cultural venues from across the UK.
What Is Creative Learning?
Creative Learning uses the arts to develop creativity, unlock potential, explore diversity and celebrate identity.
Why engage with Ed Littlewood Productions’ creative learning?
- We work with highly skilled and experienced workshop specialists who are DBS checked;
- We continually evaluate to ensure our work is of the highest quality, is relevant and supports the varied learning needs of all participants;
- We provide a full range of workshops for professionals, schools, artists, organisations to fulfill your performance/text-based learning;
- We can give your issue / topic the X factor through Creative Learning;
- Our work motivates the individual and helps build confidence;
- Our productions and workshops form an integral part of curriculum planning;
- We provide teachers/group specialists with the opportunity to observe and assess children’s learning.
Aims and objectives for our delivery:
Small group work (with up to 30 individuals) to ensure a proportionate ratio of workshop specialists to individuals, maximizing participation and inclusion.
Every answer is valid – we will not pursue what is perceived as ‘correct’, neither will be condemn what might be thought of as ‘incorrect’.
Work provided to school-aged participants 100% free to them at point of use, thereby breaking down socio-economic barriers that may prevent access to art, performance and learning.
“Trusting the Child” – treating everyone – young, old, vulnerable and disadvantaged – as human beings in their own right; with their own experiences and understandings of the human condition.
A safe space – work is undertaken with ‘safe’ boundaries and in an environment free of triggers and distance from personal experiences wherever possible.
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. We are proud to be able to support schools and learning centres on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
By working with us you are demonstrating your specialism criteria by proving a commitment to quality arts and culture education. You are also making strong partnerships and improving your range of offer. As a company we actively promote equality and diversity and will endeavour to support you in developing your values and ethos. We are committed to helping you to evaluate impact, build on your curriculum design and evidence pupil engagement. We also provide a range of offers for professional training and CPD.
Frequently asked questions:
- Do all your workshop specialists and staff engaged by the company who are working with children and vulnerable individuals hold a current DBS certificate?
Yes, we accept DBS’s that are up to three years old although we now encourage all specialists to sign up to the DBS update service.
- Are your workshop specialists covered by public liability insurance?
Yes, all workshop specialists are required to hold PLI up to the value of £5 million
- Do you have a recruitment policy?
Yes – a copy is available on request: [email protected]
- How do you select your facilitators?
Scene Change Productions has a comprehensive selection procedure which includes completion of a thorough application form, a practical selection and interview day and the sourcing of two references.
- How do you ensure quality control?
All workshop specialists and their output are measured against a comprehensive quality framework, in line with that of our productions: quality of product, quality of experience, quality & depth of engagement, quality of creative process, quality of cultural leadership, quality of relationships & partnerships – through participant, peer and sector review.