Find out more about OpenView Education
Why Choose Us?
We believe it’s possible to have the best of both worlds, a subject specialist, with performance skills to engage your students.
We combine four key elements that makes our theatre based training unique:
1. Subject Specialists
We are subject specialists in Internet Safety, Anti-Bullying and Wellbeing education. From working with thousands of students we understand how to effectively deliver these topics in educational settings. Our workshops support the most up to date learning outcomes and are underpinned with relevant training and extensive research.
2. Professional Performers
The OpenView Education team are professional performers, drawing on years of experience as theatre actors to captivate, entertain and educate your students. Drama and performance is the foundation of our approach. Your students will be up on their feet and actively engaged. This is why our sessions have such a long lasting impact.
All our facilitators hold Enhanced DBS checks and we guarantee the highest standards during every session.
3. Educational Focus
Our events are supported with educational resources such as animations, lesson plans and PowerPoints. These can be delivered before and after our visit. This ensures that the event is content rich for your teachers and students. It allows them to derive greater value and more teaching time from the experience of the workshop.
All of our shows, workshops and presentations go through an extensive development and rehearsal process. The content is current and draws on the most recent research and legislation.
4. Participation and Inclusion
All of our sessions involve getting the students up on their feet and making them the centre of the action. We believe that being active is an essential part of learning. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in all of the workshops. We approach all sessions with an open mind and encourage all students to share their thoughts and ideas.
‘The facilitator made the effort to involve all the students, even those who were too shy to volunteer.’ – Greenfields Primary School, Watford
5. Excellent Value
Our events offer excellent value for money and we can work with a large number of students across one day.
We understand that booking an external company is a big decision. Should we allocate the budget to new resources, activity days or educational visits?
With OpenView Education’s workshops, you get the complete package. Your students and staff will benefit from:
- Theatre and experience of the arts.
- Educational enrichment.
- High quality resources.
We aim to make our visits accessible for all schools and institutions and we have packages starting from £330.
6. We Make it Easy
We understand that you have many demands on your time so we make our booking process quick and easy. Just get in touch and a member of our team will guide you through the process and help find the perfect arrangements for your day.
Who Are We?
OpenView Education is a dedicated team of theatre professionals, educators and subject specialists. Our focus is providing theatre based training in Anti-Bullying, Internet Safety and Wellbeing for students of all ages.
We are Associate Members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance and CEOP Education Ambassadors (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command). We integrate role-play, puppetry, forum-theatre and a high energy delivery to create powerful learning experiences.
OpenView is built on a culture of positivity, respect and kindness towards others, this underpins everything we do.
It’s Nice To Meet You…
James Ward, BA (Hons), P.G.D.E, CEOP Education Ambassador, MA.
James is a Director and co-founder of OpenView Education. He trained as an actor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of Bolton. He has toured internationally as a theatre actor.
He works proactively to progress the national approach towards Anti-Bullying and Internet Safety by developing OpenView’s innovative theatre based workshops and trainings.
James has also delivered a solo performative presentation on wellbeing to thousands of university students nationwide, performing at institutions such as Middlesex University, Manchester University, University of Bristol, Bath Spa University and Sheffield Hallam University.
Laura Lattimore, BA (Hons), CEOP Education Ambassador, Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Laura is a Director of OpenView Education, she trained as an actor at The University of Central Lancashire and has performed internationally as a theatre actor. She has over ten years of facilitating and performance experience.
Laura specialises in embedding core, clear messages that promote a culture of respect and inclusivity throughout OpenView’s Anti-Bullying programmes. Laura trains OpenView Education’s team of facilitators and actors, empowering them to deliver these messages in an effective way that will have a lasting impact.
Laura has been a guest speaker on BBC Woman’s Hour, and also develops OpenView’s innovative workshops, shows and trainings.