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Simon Watt

Programme Area Leader: Performing Arts

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Courses taught/supported

Specialisms

  • Physical theatre
  • Dance theatre
  • Voice
  • Scripted plays
  • Performance theory

Biography

Simon Watt is the department's Programme Are Leader. He is a very experienced performer, teacher, examiner and standards verifier.

Simon has over 13 years of curriculum teaching experience delivering a wide range of performance and theoretical units from level 1 to 4.

He has taught GCSE and A-level in the past, though much of his teaching experience comes from working on vocational performance courses such as BTECs and Cambridge Technical qualifications.

Prior to working in education, Simon spent six years as a freelance professional performer, workshop leader and community artist. He toured the UK numerous times and has performed in both theatre and film.

Having worked with companies such as Sheffield Theatres and Tiny Giant Productions, Simon is a highly competent practitioner, actor and dancer. From this experience he has developed a diverse skill set which now compliments a wide range of teaching specialisms.

Simon has a combined honours degree in Dance and Drama from Liverpool John Moores University and a Post Graduate Teaching Diploma from Sheffield Hallam University. He has also worked for the world's largest education provider, Pearson, as an examiner and standards verifier team leader for the past 7 years.

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