Trinity Theatre

Drama Practitioner (2020 - present)

Youth Theatre - Simon leads two of the weekly youth theatre groups, working with young people aged 11 - 18.


Tea Dance For Little People

Drama Practitioner (2020)

Shadwell Community Project - Over the summer, Simon designed and delivered creative arts activities to the young people at Glamis Adventure Playground.


Half Moon Theatre

Youth Theatre Lead & Drama Practitioner (2018 - present) 

Youth Theatre - Simon leads 3 of the weekly Youth Theatre groups. Eclipse ages 7 - 11, Lunar ages 11 - 14 and Orbit ages 14 - 18. Simon delivers 10 week terms leading to a devised performance as well as 2018 and 2020 'Heritage Project' performances. More info click here.


Speech Bubbles - a primary school drama intervention supporting children's speech, language & communication needs, ages 5-7.


Dramatic Maths - SEN workshops, engaging young people in Maths through storytelling.


Home School Theatre - Simon devised and directed a short play about the impact of social media with local home schooled children, aged 11.


Tender Education & Arts

Drama Practitioner (2019 - present) 

In school workshops which work to prevent domestic and sexual violence in the lives of young people using drama and the creative arts. 

Pauline Quirke Academy Dartford

Drama Tutor (2019 - 2020)

Simon taught drama and comedy at the weekly academy to 120 young people aged between 4 - 18.

Pegasus Opera & Brixton Learning

Drama Practitioner (2018 - 2019) 

Confident Creators - Paul Hamlyn Foundation Teacher Development Fund. Simon was the lead artist for Drama CPD working alongside 20 teachers embedding the arts in the curriculum whilst exploring growth mindset.


A New Direction & Nimble Fish

Drama Practitioner (2017 - 2019) 

TATE Year 3 Project - In partnership with the TATE & Steve McQueen, Simon co-wrote the creative resources for this project and delivered creative workshops exploring Identity, Community and Aspirations. More info click here.


My Creative School - supports the delivery of curriculum relevant creative activity in schools. Simon created the 'Game of Life', a whole school interactive game inspired by our human values, embedding the arts into the whole school curriculum. More info click here.


Creative Play & Drama - Simon led CPD sessions on using the arts in the classroom.

London Bubble Theatre

Drama Practitioner (2017 - 2019) 

Speech Bubbles - a primary school drama intervention supporting children's speech, language & communication needs, ages 5-7. More info click here.

Emergency Exit Arts

Drama Practitioner (2016 - 2019)

Drama INSET - a session with primary school teachers on how they can use drama in the classroom.


The Curiosity Cabinet - a KS2 creative learning project which Inspires creative writing through hands on enquiry based learning – toured to local schools, National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Heritage Centres. More info click here.


The Maritime Memories Machine – in partnership with the National Maritime Museum, Simon toured an ice cream van around the UK collecting stories and peoples experiences of the sea through a variety of creative activities.


Arts Champions - Weekly sessions with a group of 11-15 year old young people. The aim was to inspire the next generation of artists and ignite their creative development, experience and understanding of the arts, in addition to supporting them in their secondary school transfer. 


Hanuman – Simon devised and delivered a creative learning programme based on Hanumans Tale. In class primary drama sessions focusing on creative literacy and storytelling.


Co-Founder & Director (2015 - 2019)

Simon founded an arts company called LoudLearning. They brought learning to life through Drama and Music workshops. LoudLearning, over 4 years delivered a variety of specialist projects to young people aged 4 – 18. These included; Junk Instrument Making, Bucket Drumming, Drama workshops & Secondary School Transition projects. They  also wrote and delivered 2 interactive shows which toured to primary schools. One titled ‘I am a Soundwave Get Me In Your Ear’ which explored the science of sound and another titled ‘The Drum Factor Live’ which focused on music making.  This was a huge success, visiting over 300 primary schools and settings across London and Kent, working with over 10,000 young people.

Make Believe Arts

Drama Practitioner (2012 - 2017)

Helicopter Stories Technique – a story telling and story acting approach for children aged 2-7. I led training sessions to nursery staff and parents. 


Times Of Transition - weekly drama sessions with 11- 14 year old children to help them with their transition from primary to secondary using cameras and blogging.


Curiosity Children’s Conference – a conference which is specifically geared towards giving KS2 children a platform to imagine, entertain and articulate their own musings and unanswerable questions.


Summer School Lead - a whole summer of delivering creative activities and trips for 11 - 14 year olds to support transition to secondary.


Restorative Approaches - a session which provided children with a technique to resolve conflict effectively.


Freshwater Theatre

Drama Practitioner (2012 - 2017) 

An Island Home -  Geography drama workshop for KS1.


Marvellous Maths - Maths drama workshop for KS1 & SEN exploring numbers and shapes.


Great Fire of London – History drama workshop for KS1 & KS2.


Drama CPD – a session working with teachers on how they can use drama in the classroom.

Since 2009...

Drama Practitioner 

Simon has also delivered creative learning programmes for:


Greenwich & Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre, The Lyric Theatre, The V&A, Spanner In the Works, Almeida Academy, City of London, The Thames Barrier, Discover Children's Story Centre, Chango Drama, Paddington Development Trust, Onatti Theatre and Unique Voice Theatre.

 © 2020 Simon Batchelor 

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