chapter  1
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Improving your primary school through drama

First of all, we should put our claim in context. This book is the result of three years of work with the staff and children of Shenton Primary School in Leicester, who established drama as a vital school resource enjoyed by all pupils, staff and parents. This work was done during a particularly challenging period for this urban school with a predominantly Muslim intake from many different countries. The school has 450 pupils on roll. Ninety-seven per cent of the pupils have English as an additional language (EAL) and 18 per cent of pupils have been identified as having special educational needs (SEN). There is a nursery attached to the school.