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Drama Staff

Laura Blake

Head of Drama
MA (Central School of Speech and Drama)
PGCE (University of London)

After studying towards a BA (Hons) in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education, Laura remained at The Central School of Speech and Drama to complete her PGCE. Although very interested in the skills and history involved in Drama education, it is the application of Drama as a tool for development and discovery that particularly interests her. She has recently completed an MA in Performance Practices and Research, once more at CSSD, that focused on the pedagogical uses of performance and live art to explore complex philosophical questions regarding concepts of meaning, truth and humanity. Laura joined Canford in September 2011.

Helen Craig

BA Hons (Exeter)

Helen has returned to Canford after a year of teaching Drama at The Portsmouth Grammar School. Having graduated from The University of Exeter, Helen joined Canford in 2015 as a Graduate Assistant where she made quite an impact; getting involved in a number of different areas of school life including drama, sport, CCF and boarding. After only a short time away, Helen is delighted to be returning to Canford as a Teacher of Drama and is looking forward to completing her teacher training over the next few years.

John Baxter


Claire Camble-Hutchins

Wardrobe Mistress and Choreographer

Colin Hoare

Assistant Technician

Sue Owen


Lisa Perry

Theatre Co-ordinator

Pam Wesley

Theatre Administrator

Kevin Wilkins

Technical Manager