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About The Divena James and the School of Speech and Drama, Swansea

Divena James has been a Speech and Performance teacher for over 35 years. She has also been a highly acclaimed examiner for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) for over 30 years, pioneering new examinations in Musical Theatre for LAMDA at her school. She also has qualifications as an infant and junior teacher and past pupils of all ages have won numerous awards for public speaking, going on to have hugely successful careers in the performing arts.

Her work has given students of all ages confidence to succeed. She believes that all students have the potential to achieve clarity, confidence and the ability to communicate in all situations . Her classes are designed to give individuals that helping hand to reach their goals and develop themselves for the future.

Divena has a valid CRB certificate.

Qualifications

• Teacher’s Qualification Cert. Ed.

• LLAM LAMDA Qualification

• TEFL Qualification

Past Professional Employment

• Class Teacher Dan y Graig Junior School, Swansea

• Class Teacher Oakleigh House Infant Junior School, Swansea

LAMDA Teaching

• Oakleigh House Infant Junior School, Swansea

• St Michael’s Infant Junior and Senior School, Llanelli

• Craig y Nos Infant Junior School, Swansea

• Llandaff Cathedral School, Cardiff

• High Gate Nursery School, Swansea

• Netherwood Infant Junior and Senior School, Saundersfoot

LAMDA Examining

• International LAMDA Examiner 1980 – 2013

“Some of the Discovery students who attended our Public Speaking course last weekend . What a wonderful, worthwhile charity. Keep up the good work. Thankyou for inviting me to work with you all Christine.”

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