Sharing Practice – LicketyLab
Licketyspit is widely recognised as a centre of excellence for child-centred theatre and drama-led play. In this part of the website, you can explore all of the ways in which we share our practice and foster increased understanding of the impact of drama-led engagement for children, families, communities and schools. We call this LicketyLab.
Our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training for teachers, support staff and other children & families professionals. Our CPD sessions have been delivered to professionals across Scotland, and they are a core part of our Storyplay Schools residencies. We have also delivered CPD for Play Scotland, Children in Scotland, Museum of Childhood, Action for Children, and Stepping Stones for Families, among other organisations.
Our participation in and hosting of, symposia and conferences. Artistic Director Virginia Radcliffe regularly shares Licketyspit’s findings and impact on national and international platforms, such as Children in Scotland, Performing the World (New York), Play Perform Learn Grow (Europe-wide) and Play Scotland Play Conventions. Licketyspit also seeks out collaborative connections and dialogue with like-minded organisations in the Childrens & Families, Arts, Education and Health and Wellbeing sectors, and we have recently worked with Scottish Adoption and The Scottish Refugee Council.
Licketyspit’s Children’s Rights-based Approach
Additional Support Needs
Literacy & the curriculum
EAL (English as Additional Language)
Emotional Literacy & Growth Mindset
Continuing Professional Development
4 Minutes of Childhood
Evaluation and monitoring is integral to our practice, and we work hard to gather feedback, carry out impact analysis, and incorporate this into our work. This includes creating consultation opportunities with participating children, families and teachers, as well as building in debrief and evaluation sessions with all of our actor-pedagogues.
Licketyspit’s work has previously been funded by the Scottish Government’s Early Intervention Fund (LicketyLeap) and we are currently responding to the Scottish Government policy priority to narrow the poverty-associated attainment gap, with our Storyplay Schools programme. Our Storyplay Schools are accessing our work through the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) - a Scottish Government Attainment Challenge Fund.