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INSET, Staff Meetings and CPD

School Improvement:

Staff Development 

  • Increased capacity within teaching team
  • Creative curriculum support
  • Cross-curricular links
  • Creative planning across topics or or IPC

The Arts:

Skills Development

  • Skills-based programmes – drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, sketchbooking etc
  • Enrich curriculum delivery
  • Increased staff confidence in using art in the classroom

Description:

Inspire your team through hands-on sessions with professional artists that will equip staff with the skills and confidence to lead arts-based activities in the classroom. Examples sessions include:

  • Transitions – a session to develop skills in KS2 staff that will help Year 6 students to make the successful step to secondary school
  • Animation – learn how to make simple stop motion animations which develop ICT skills and support literacy through the creation of narrative, storyboards, scripts and dialogue
  • Drawing and sketchbooking – staff are introduced to a range of transferable activities and techniques that support the use of drawing and sketchbooks across the curriculum
  • ICT-based art – explore areas of creative crossover between ICT and art
  • Self portraits – develop your team’s observational drawing skills in your choice of media
  • Working with withies – introduction to how to manipulate willow and create large-scale works collaboratively
  • Creative planning – gain a deeper understanding of how to integrate art into other subject areas or topics such as ‘creative maths’, with the support, ideas and creativity of a professional artist

Aims:

  • To develop staff skills, creativity and confidence
  • To support creative planning, building links with art across the curriculum
  • To provide tailored professional development opportunities for your school staff
  • To strengthen team working 

Illustrative Outputs:

  • Artist-led workshop sessions
  • Supporting resources available for future reference
  • Shared planning and preparation time
  • Creation of original artworks

Outcomes and Impact: taken from a recent CPD programme with a group of schools

  • 100% of participants said they could transfer what they learnt into their teaching practice
  • Participants reported that they gained ideas which could be integrated across the curriculum
  • Opportunities to share knowledge and practice with peers
  • Inspired, confident teaching and support staff
  • Effective response to teachers’ CPD needs 

Testimonies:

“The children were focused and thoroughly involved in all the processes. They learnt new skills, worked together happily and enjoyed this club very much.”  Teaching Assistant

“Learning how to use materials in an effective way is really empowering.”  Primary Teacher

“I learnt that art can inspire lessons from all areas of the curriculum. Very enjoyable and informative. Thanks!”  Primary Teacher

“I enjoyed working in a team, sharing ideas and learning from each other.”  Primary Teacher

“Staff said this was the best INSET they had ever had. I would agree.”  Deputy Headteacher

Project Costs:

From £210 + materials (based on a staff meeting session @ £135 + planning meeting @ £75)
Costs vary dependent on the number of participants, workshop days or sessions

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