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Speech & Drama

All enquiries to the Section Co-Ordinator
Mrs Ann Reed, 01404 850366, Email

Ann trained at Rose Bruford Training College of More ...

Ann trained at Rose Bruford Training College of Speech and Drama and subsequently obtained a BA (Hons) from the Open University.

She and has taught Speech and Drama at various schools across Devon and has directed numerous Drama productions and Pantomimes over the years.

She has entered many pupils for festivals and has been involved with the Devon Performing Arts Festival for many years, being responsible for the Speech & Drama Section for over 20 years.


Adjudicator: Ann Bauer EdD, M.Ed, BA (Hons), LRAM, LGSM, PGCE, OCR Dip SpLD

Ann has spent her working life in education teaching in secondary and primary schools, theatres, university and therapy teams, as well as examining drama and theatre studies. Ann ran her own drama school for many years. Ann is also an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.

Ann trained to teach under John Hodgson at Bretton Hall, his major influence was the importance of improvisation. Ann continues to be an enthusiastic teacher of improvisation for developing all performance skills.

She believes strongly in the inclusive power of drama, that it offers confidence building, team work, creativity and the discipline of controlling body, voice – and nerves. Combining that with her love of the written word, her first degree was English; she counts herself lucky to spend her life talking about what she loves.

In addition, Ann works in consultancy, advocacy, and writing in Special Educational Needs, she has, for many years, been a specialist teacher in this field.

In her spare time Ann still attends ballet and tap classes, a lifelong passion, enjoys theatre going, precious time with her family, and walking: shorter distances as well as long distance back-packing treks.