Stas' Smagala

Training Manager

training@booksbeyondwords.co.uk
020 7492 2559

Stas' is the head of our training team and leads on all training related development.

Responsible for:

  • Training delivery
  • Freelance trainers
  • Innovative projects
  • Partnerships

About:

Stas’ Smagala has an MA in Community Arts from Goldsmiths and has worked as a trainer and workshop facilitator in professional theatre and community arts organisations for over twenty years.  For the last fifteen years Stas’ has developed new approaches to training and learning techniques in response to working with refugees, asylum seekers and excluded or at risk young people, people with special needs and learning disabilities.  His work in education with bilingual learners and difficult to reach groups in PRUs has led to collaborative projects with filmmakers, writers, visual artists and musicians.  In the past six years Stas’ has developed work with story acting, using narrative from original stories to support speech and language therapy and communication for younger children.

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