Meet The Team

Meet the Team

Adrian Colley - Head of Performing Arts (Dance/Drama)

A Colley

I started at Driffield School and Sixth Form in September 2010, when I arrived as an NQT. Within 3 years I was promoted to Head of Performing Arts, with a responsibility for Dance and Drama in the school. It is a thriving and buzzing department, which aims to develop the students' skills within the subject, as well as build creativity and confidence in a safe environment. We now have over 100 students who study the subjects at GCSE and A-level. Our results have been impressive, this year achieving 95% A* - C in GCSE Drama and 100% A* - B at A2 Drama. The hard work and determination is all worthwhile when we see the students achieving highly.

Since I started teaching I have had the freedom to experiment with new ideas in the classroom, while being supported by the leadership team and my colleagues around me. When walking around the school you are surrounded by a productive and vibrant learning atmosphere. I have also had the freedom to experiment with extra-curricular activities. In 2011 we proudly saw a group of students perform a National Connections Festival play, directed by myself, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Most recently I have been co-ordinating the school musical which was a huge success in building students’ confidence and self-esteem, allowing them to work as a team in creating an extremely memorable experience. The most rewarding aspect of putting on a production is not only watching the camaraderie being built between the students, but also receiving endless support from the friendly staff and parents who willingly give up their time to make the show a success.

Driffield School and Sixth Form is a very special place to work, where high expectations for students are fundamental within the school’s ethos. I feel very fortunate to have progressed in a relatively short space of time and I truly wouldn’t want to work anywhere else

Mike Evans - Assistant Head of Science and Head of Biology
Tracey James - PE Teacher and Head of Bronte House


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