About the company

Maria joined Head-Line Communication in 2008, drawn by its distinguished track record in remote learning. She brings to it a wealth of experience of teaching and learning in mainstream education, and her work now drives the company.

Maria Evans: Key roles and achievements

  • Carrying out a range of teaching and training roles across the UK and internationally
  • Instigating the creation and development of the RSC Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare; co-delivery of all courses to date.
  • Researching arts and cultural education in outstanding schools, commissioned by Arts Council England.
  • Researching the transformative work of Intermission Youth Theatre.
  • Managing the initial creation and launch of PHF’s Teacher Development Fund.
  • Working with or advising government and related agencies to develop educational/cultural policies, practices and resources (for example, the Qualification and Curriculum Authority; Culture, Creativity and Education; Department for Education and Skills/Wellcome Trust)
  • Supporting those working in schools or cultural organisations, by offering training, coaching/mentoring, consultancy and advice (for example, National Theatre; Royal Shakespeare Company; Booktrust; CapeUK;)
  • As a member of the senior leadership team, and Director of the Education Department of the RSC, Maria established and led an ambitious national and international vision for the RSC's education work, and initiated the RSC's ground-breaking Learning and Performance Network for the benefit of schools serving disadvantaged communities.

For all enquiries about Head-Line or Maria’s work or availability please use the contact page.


Primary/Secondary: Maria has a PGCE (Distinction) in Drama and English and significant experience as an English, Drama and Theatre Studies teacher. She has particular expertise in the teaching of Shakespeare and has taught and led workshops with children and young people of all ages and abilities across primary and secondary schools.

Higher Education: Maria has led workshops with HE students, and has supervised the dissertations of Masters' students at Warwick Business School.

Key qualifications

  • PhD in Arts Education, University of Warwick
  • Associate Fellow of the University of Warwick's CAPITAL centre, 2005-2010
  • Accredited coach through the Cultural Leadership Programme
  • Leadership training through a Clore Leadership short course
  • Diploma in Management, Birkbeck University, Distinction
  • MA Arts Management in Education, City University
  • BA Hons Drama and Latin, University College of North Wales