support and develop pupils’ arts education experiences by extending their experience of wide variety of art forms
encourage exciting and creative approaches across the curriculum and beyond
encourage and enable pupils to develop confidence on self-expression and creativity, and to support their personal, social and emotional development
encourage staff members’ creative and artistic professional development
open pathways to creative employment and careers with artists modelling professional practice.
ensure the aims and objectives of a project are clear for both teachers and artists
allow adequate time for planning and evaluations, involving all partners, and including pupils, from the start
establish clear lines of communication so that teachers and artists know how and when to contact each other
be realistic about what can be achieved, whilst being imaginative on approach
remember that a long term partnership will yield different and often rewarding results.
selected the best artist for your project
met and established good communication with the artists or arts organisation
agreed the aims and outcomes of the project, how it will be monitored and evaluated, and how it may continue to work in school, when work with the artists has finished.
set out clearly the roles and responsibilities of teachers and artists in relation to pupil behaviour and management and project delivery
finalised a contract that includes agreed terms and conditions of the project with the artists, including an agreement of payment. For more information on contracts, - see the ALISS website
made the artists aware of the school’s expected code of conduct and its Equal Opportunities, Child Protection and Health and Safety policies.
informed relevant staff of the project and its potential impact.
the artists are supported during their workshops, as well as at break times, lesson changeovers and any out of hours sessions
the workshop space is appropriate, available and properly prepared
a designated member of staff will manage and monitor the artists throughout their time in the school
all staff are aware of, and fulfil their roles and responsibilities.
Make sure that you have agreed on a process that monitors and evaluates the project with both staff and artists, and created opportunities for pupils to give you feedback. Also ensure that you have kept a record of the project as a potential reference for the artists, other schools and the local authority.
Excellence Partnership Tailored Strand Co-ordinator, Derby City Council
Arts Education Co-ordinator, Derby City Council
Arts Education Consultant, Derbyshire County Council
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