Artist educator helps a student build a structure

PPA cover & artist residencies

Our creative planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) cover and artist residencies provide opportunities for long-term collaboration with an artist. You can work flexibly with an artist to enrich curriculum delivery, support skills development and embed a creative culture in your school.

How does it work?

One artist can lead a number of classes across nominated days, releasing staff individually for their dedicated PPA time. Alternatively, a group of artists can lead different classes simultaneously, releasing staff for joint year group or phase PPA time. Artists can be rotated half-termly or termly, providing a varied and progressive programme of skills development across the year. A residency can be anything from a few weeks to a full academic year and beyond, with an artist working with you regularly.

Students develop sustained relationships with practising artists who provide excellent arts-based learning, meaning you can take on more ambitious arts projects and enhance the skill development of your students. 

“The children are gaining access to a far richer curriculum.” 

Year 4 teacher

How your school benefits

  • Specialist Art and Design curriculum provision and support 
  • Long term partnerships with artists, allowing for more ambitious projects
  • Creative culture embedded throughout the school
  • Development of student’s skills, raising attainment
  • Inspiring staff with the skills, confidence and resources to teach more creatively
  • Cross-curricular links, supporting a creative curriculum

“By working with an expert, the children’s outcomes have been of a much higher standard than usual.”

Class teacher and year group leader

Project costs

From £276.30 a day and £76.75 for planning and review meetings. Costs vary depending on the number of class groups and workshops.

Find out more about PPA cover or artist residencies, by emailing learning@bowarts.com.

“Our children are making exceptional progress, learning new skills and developing positive attitudes. They are encouraged to think independently and apply their learning.”

Teacher
Pupils play in a wooden structure, that resembles a house

Create a vibrant enviornment with permanent artworks

Why not use this extended time with artists to create permanent artworks for your school building?