Art and Design

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INTRODUCTION – The art department strives to offer a broad and balanced, relevant curriculum to all pupils. Pupils are encouraged to develop ideas, skills and use of different media and become involved with making 2D and 3D work as well as link in to other arts subjects and take part in performances. We aim for the pupils to understand the work they produce in the context of the real world. They learn to reflect upon experiences and celebrate achievements. 

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

  • To provide opportunity for play, experimentation and investigation into materials 

  • To provide experiences that puts art into a meaningful context.

  • For pupils to work independently as much as possible on both individual and team projects.   To find effective approaches to arts education and use creative partnerships for the maximum benefit of the school as a whole. 

  • To manage budgets for resources and bid for money to extend arts provision for the school. 

KEY STAGE 1 and 2

  • Explore and develop ideas through group and individual activities
  • Investigate materials through teacher led and child centred activities
  • Through a creative approach to art through other subjects, pupils experience and gain knowledge of art in context. 
  • Provide access to the outdoor environment to stimulate creativity 
  • Continual exploration of educational models for embedding creativity across the curriculum. 
  • Use art and design to develop sensory and motor functions. 

KEY STAGE 3 - P16

  • Pupils work as independently as possible and develop own ideas. 
  • To develop understanding of aspects of art history and the role of artists in society where appropriate. 
  • To extend use of materials. Investigate and manipulate materials. 
  •  Make decisions, select and refine work. 
  • Take part in off site visits to explore local galleries. 
  •  Both structured 6 to 8 week programmes of study and also sensory process led projects are implemented to meet the needs of all abilities. 
  • More able 14-19 pupils take accreditations in either DT or Art and Design and are fully responsible for keeping a sketch book and take ownership of their work programme. 
  • All pupils encouraged to reflect on their work and evaluate own and other progress. Take part in discussions and extend subject language. 
  • All groups use immediate school surroundings as a point of reference for projects, discussions and exploring the natural environment. 

ACCREDITATION ROUTES – Arts Award, Asdan. 

THIS SUBJECT ADHERES TO THE RELEVANT POLICY GUIDELINES OUTLINED IN THE SCHOOL GENERAL POLICY DOCUMENT. 

COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION IS HELD BY THE SUBJECT CO-ORDINATOR WHO, FOR THIS SUBJECT IS MISS REBECCA GREEN 

REVIEW DATE: September 2017


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