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Simon Floodgate

Mr Simon Floodgate
  • Subject Leader, PGCE Secondary Drama
  • Staff Disability Representative
  • BAME steering group member

Areas of interest

  • Drama in Education
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Playback Theatre
  • Applied Theatre
  • Theatre-in-Education
  • Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Sign Theatre
  • Deaf/Hearing Integrated Theatre
  • Disability Theatre

Postgraduate supervision

Masters, PhD and EdD Level Supervision offered in these areas:

  • Drama-in-Education
  • Applied Theatre
  • Theatre-in-Education
  • Playback Theatre
  • Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Sign Theatre
  • Deaf-Hearing Integrated Theatre

Current PhD Student, with Topics/Title of their research:

  • Abdulsalam Ibrahim Alfadhel: The Social Inclusion for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Primary Mainstream School in Saudi Arabia.


  • Initial Teacher Training: Secondary Drama
  • BA in Education Studies – modules in Theatre for Social Change, Representations of Disability in Drama & the Arts, Part 3 Dissertation, Creative Learning through the Arts, Education for Inclusion
  • Initial Teacher Training Secondary English & Primary – Presentation & Voice Care
  • PhD Supervision, Masters and UG Dissertation Supervision

Enterprise Activity, External Roles and Consultancy:

  • External Examiner for PGCE Secondary Drama at Birmingham City University (2019-23)
  • National Drama Executive Committee - Officer for HE/FE
  • Member of SCITED (Standing Committee in Teacher Education in Drama) [Chair 2020)
  • National Drama – Drama Research journal editorial board
  • Co-Director and core member of teaching faculty for School of Playback Theatre, UK.
  • Member of the Centre for Playback Theatre Accreditation Board for Accredited Trainers in Playback Theatre
  • Consultant – International Baccalaureate new course – Diploma in Theatre


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