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“The@trical have worked for the Federation of Westminster Special Schools since 2013. The company have worked across both schools providing meaningful and comprehensive provision to all students from PMLD and severe ASC pupils to our most able pre college learners.

Not only have students grown in their knowledge and understanding of theatre and dramatic skills, but also in their confidence, social skills and general personal development. They are visibly enabled and empowered to take greater control over their lives and their decision making.

Every term has seen outstanding productions including a black and white film of Aesops Fables, a thrilling audience engagement murder mystery and pocket sketches of some of Roald Dahls tales. The coming together of all aspects of the creative arts during these productions has been extremely powerful and produced outstanding work from our students.

Students are always keen to participate in the class sessions and parents have always been extremely impressed by the abilities of their children during the productions. I can confidently recommend The@trical to any school, but particularly to special schools.”
— Olivia Meyrick, Executive Headteacher, Westminster Special Schools

James & The@trical have been working with College Park for the last 6 years. James has excellent knowledge of SEN and is able to adapt his teaching methods for all students across our school. He has produced some amazing productions which has developed the confidence of the students and given them a sense of purpose and achievement. James links his drama sessions to the schools topic and makes is accessible to all students including early years and our more complex needs. Parents are wowed by the confidence and abilities their children display, that they wouldn’t usually show at home or in other situations.
— Claire Shepherd, Head of School, College Park School

The@trical always provide high quality staff who are able to combine their skills in drama with knowledge and skills to support students with special education needs.  The outcomes, in terms of student’s progress - in confidence, self esteem and drama - and school productions has always been of the highest quality.  Staff are always ready, willing and able to join in with all aspects of school life and have made a great contrition at QEII.
— Pamela Murphy, Head of School, QEII Jubilee School