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Sponsored Places at NATE 2016 for BSA Members

The British Shakespeare Association has decided to sponsor attendance by two teachers of English and/or Drama at the forthcoming NATE Annual Conference which is scheduled to take place in Stratford-upon-Avon (at the Holiday Inn Hotel) on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June 2016. Sponsorship would cover attendance for one of the two days of the event for each teacher and reasonable transport costs – but would not include accommodation expenses.

Any current teacher of English and/or Drama (who is a member of the BSA) working in a school or college (primary, secondary, Sixth Form – or equivalent) is eligible to apply. In return for this sponsorship arrangement, the British Shakespeare Association would expect those attending to be take part in at least one of the following at the event: informally promote the BSA’s education network; hand out back copies of Teaching Shakespeare and of BSA leaflets; talk to delegates about BSA opportunities and publications during the course of informal networking. There will be no requirement to give a more formal talk. In addition, successful applicants for the sponsorship might like to consider writing a short report about their experience at the Conference (by 30 August) for publication on the BSA’s Education Network blog – although this is not a condition of sponsorship.

If you are interested in applying for one of these two places at the NATE conference then please send a short statement (up to 300 words) outlining the reasons why you are keen to attend to Chris Green, BSA Teaching Trustee (cejgreen@hotmail.com) by Sunday 5 June. You should state your professional position and the name of your employer – and provide an institutional email address as a point of contact.

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