Great Oaks Presenters
Our Great Oaks Education Presenters

Here at Great Oaks Education we only employ the highest qualified presenters to deliver the best training for your teaching needs. All our presenters are highly qualified and experienced in teaching within the creative arts.


Please view their profiles below.  

Roy Smith has over twenty five years experience as a teacher and as an artist and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Roy is an expert in the research processes connected to art and design and has an MA in Fine Art and an MPHIL in Art and Communication. He has worked with the Tate Modern to publish a guide for schools in order to contextually explore art in galleries called Looking For Change and devised and project managed the Turbine Generation Project. He has also worked as a creative practitioner and advisor for Creative Partnerships.
Roy has worked in special education, secondary comprehensives, grammar and independent schools. He is passionate about art and education and is a specialist getting the best from students across the ability range through the practical understanding and interpretation of art.

Art courses by Roy Smith
Teacher training for drama teachers

Sam Munday-Webb is currently working on research towards starting a PHD in Drama and Education and has been involved in making vast and positive changes to several schools' internal and wider development. He has progressed fast though Head of Department, Head of Faculty and now is a successful Senior School Leader. Sam has worked in inner city, rural and schools in special measures maintaining and sustaining improvements and outcomes for students and the school. In one school his leadership moved results from below 50% to 100% A-C’s. In addition to teaching in schools, Sam owns a theatre school for young people called Arts Academy Theatre School where he works to develop creativity and performances. With a directing and theatre background, his energy and commitment to Drama and Education is exemplary.

Marc Newton is an Advanced Skills teacher in Photography and has been teaching Art and Photography since 2002. He has over 10 years’ middle management experience and through his leadership and teaching techniques he consistently achieved some of the highest Photography GCSE results in his county and his lessons were graded as Ofsted Outstanding.

He is an award winning professional Photographer working in the London and Essex areas of the UK. Graduating with an honours degree in Fine Art Photography in 2000 his work ranges from social documentary projects to landscapes and more recently pinhole photography. He exhibits much of his art around London and the UK and has his work published in books and magazines. He is also the founder of View his website here

Photography courses by Marc Newton

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