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INSET, CPD and Staff Consultation

Description:

Inspire your staff through hands-on sessions with professional artists that will equip staff with the skills and confidence to lead a wider variety of artistic skills or arts-based activities in the classroom. Example sessions include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing digital media skills- how to use animation, photography, digital design programmes, creative apps in the classroom
  • Ceramics – how to break down the making process for the classroom, selecting clays and glazes, the firing process and using the kiln
  • Creative planning – gain a deeper understanding of how use art and creativity to drive forward whole school initiatives with the support, ideas and creativity of a professional artist

School Improvement:

Staff Development 

  • Increased capacity within teaching team
  • Creative curriculum planning support
  • Cross-curricular links
  • ​Consultation on planning

The Arts:

Skills Development

  • Skills-based programmes – drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, photography and digital media, graphics, design and sketchbook techniques
  • Increased staff/technician confidence in using a wide variety of techniques and processes in the classroom
  • Enrich curriculum and GCSE/A-Level exam delivery
  • Critical thinking skills for creative approaches to whole school initiatives- for example developing literacy, numeracy and enterprise projects

Aims:

  • To develop staff skills, creativity and confidence
  • To support creative planning, building links with creativity 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 (Schemes of learning, technical notes)
  • Shared planning and preparation time
  • Creation of original artworks

Testimonies:

“I have learnt how to use clay effectively and now feel more confident about using it with students.” Secondary teacher

“The session allowed me to not feel restricted and just have a go!” Secondary teacher

“Staff became less self-conscious and were able to relax into the activity.” Head of Art

“I have learnt a range of practical skills and activities that I can use in the classroom – it was extremely enjoyable.” Secondary teacher

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

If you are interested in finding out more about Bow Arts INSET, CPD and staff consultation, get in touch at learning@bowarts.com.