Our students will:
The structure of our Arts curriculum allows pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of the work of artist, craftspeople, designers, musicians and organisations from a range of times and cultures and the ability to apply this knowledge to their own work. The diverse opportunities will inspire and help pupils to gain knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life. They will have a better understanding of cultural and creative industries and career choices. They will feel more confident in their abilities to create, challenge and explore, to be part of society, and to make change happen. They will develop 21st Century skills: decision making, fluency of ideas, team- work, flexibility, originality, confidence, resilience and motivation equipping them with essential skills for life and future employment.
Pupils will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Topics and skills have been embedded throughout all years to enable learners to reflect and build on prior knowledge.
Through our arts curriculum, pupils will learn to cooperate with each other, think, question and collaborate; they will learn teamwork, independence and leadership. The selected topics have been designed to encourage and allow pupils to make progress, develop creativity and improve health and wellbeing. They will be enthused and take pride in their work.
The curriculum is broad and balanced giving every pupil the confidence to develop their skills and create a ‘can do’ attitude to learning.
Through a consistent approach across subjects within the cluster pupils will remember more and do more. Effective, inspiring resources will allow collaborative learning that guides, encourages and develops pupils’ critical thinking skills.
Our arts ambassadors will be a key component of pupil voice and they will be empowered to inspire and inform others of any cultural news. Pupils work is showcased around the school which will encourage pupils to develop belonging and ownership, celebrating the talent and quality of art they produce.
Our Arts curriculum will create a culture of citizenship, tolerance and empathy were our pupils will be: ambitious, capable learners; enterprising, creative contributors; healthy, confident individuals; ethical, informed citizens.