Mr. De Sousa taught at Holy Trinity School, in North West London and before that was the Head of Drama at Peterborough and St. Margaret’s School in North London where he was responsible for running the GCSE Drama course for 5 years. This included devising lively schemes of work often dealing with citizenship issues. The GCSE enabled pupils to use Drama to explore issues of conflict, justice and equality as well as study set plays from Shakespeare, to Oscar Wilde and Arthur Miller as well as allowing students to work on performance skills needed for the acting elements of the syllabus.
Mr. De Sousa graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London and gained his QTS at Hertfordshire University. Mr. De Sousa also trained as an actor at Drama Studio London and is working with the University of Warwick and Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to complete a specialism in teaching Shakespeare to young people.
I am passionate about Drama and have been involved in a variety of productions in previous years including the King and I, The Wizard of Oz and Bugsy Malone. I have also been involved in work with a link school in Malawi on a projects regarding global citizenship. I have worked with a variety of Education Shakespeare companies – including the Schools Shakespeare Festival and the Orange Tree Theatre Education department.
As well as reading and dancing (though I would say that I dance for enjoyment rather than skill!), I am into yoga and also take an interest in world cinema (as well as theatre of course!) I have been known to pick up a saxophone – though this is a skill still in progress! I am very excited about the thought of working in a diverse multi-cultured environment and look forward to the new challenges that HK offers.