Andy has extensive education experience in theatre, having created and directed the Education Department at the Redgrave Theatre in Farnham from 1990 to 1995 and the Education Department at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 1996 to 2003.
In addition to programming and producing work and festivals with and for people of all ages and abilities Andy's also created and taught at a variety of levels, from postgraduates to informal access courses
Speaker at the South Downs and Solent Partnership's Annual EYP CONFERENCE
BRIGHTON MARCH 2012
CHICHESTER NURSERY SCHOOL - storytelling
from PACSO Ofsted Report Summer 2006
"Staff are inspiring and totally dedicated, and their enthusiasm is extremely infectious; children respond to this enthusiasm with great delight. Staff are resourceful and this means that all children can take part in activities regardless of their limitations. For example, they all participate in role play with props to look for treasure under the sea
and on land. All the children have a self chosen character to play and children’s laughter and squeals of delight echo around the room, as they make a willing child walk the plank. Staff are exceptionally sensitive to children's slightest responses . . . . ."
West Sussex County Council 2010
Nursery Conference - 4 days of conference throughout West Sussex with participatory workshops and storytelling sessions for whole conference.
West Dean Primary School - January 2010
INSET Training for all staff.
West Sussex County Council - CREATIVITY PROJECT and the Early Years. Cascading training programme springboarding out from Children's Centres in Littlehampton, Crawley and Worthing.
CHICHESTER NURSERY SCHOOL - extensive research project, funded by Clore Duffield Foundation, exploring creativity in the Foundation Stage, working with children from 3 to 5 and from 18months to 3.
Manhood Community School – Director in Residence Spring 2006 – working across KS3/KS4
PACSO - Drama specialist for over five years, leading drama workshops with children who have a huge range of complex physical, learning and behavioural needs.
PRIMARY SCHOOLS - over one hundred and twenty primary school teacher's trained through a variety of twilight and inset courses.
BA Hons Performance Arts – Module in Theatre in Education (2 years)
BA Hons English – Guest Lecturer on Contemporary British Drama (4 years)
Portsmouth University entry level modules in Youth Theatre
Starburst Arts at the Wrenford Centre, Chichester – Drama work and performance projects with adults with learning disabilities
West Sussex LEA CPD Primary School Teachers
Using Drama throughout the curriculum
Central School of Speech and Drama and Royal National Theatre
Writing and directing module in directing Text with Young People
West Sussex Youth Service – informal courses for Youth Theatre Leaders
Hampshire County Council
National Association of Youth Theatres
photo from PACSO