In January 2018 we began the journey of working towards achieving an Arts Mark award. This is an award issued by the Arts Council in recognition of the work in the Arts that is under taken in schools.
What is the Artsmark Award?
The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. We support settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education.
In 2015, the programme was refreshed to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance.
Build young people’s confidence, character and resilience through arts and cultural education
Use Artsmark’s clear and flexible framework to embed creativity across your whole curriculum and use it to address school improvement priorities
Celebrate your long-term commitment to cultural education with pupils, parents and your local community
St Peter’s has submitted its ‘Statement of Commitment’ to the Arts Council which outlines our targets for the coming years to improve the Arts provision at our school.
One of the targets set in our ‘Statement of Commitment’ was to provide our children with more opportunities to share their ideas and been involved in decision-making for Arts in our school.
We therefore have created the role of ‘Arts Ambassadors’. There are two representatives from each class who are passionate about different areas of the Arts and each bring their unique ideas and interests to the role.
Our Ambassadors meet every few weeks, discussing agenda items such as DT days, Arts Week, sharing ideas for workshops and trips, sharing their opinions of the Arts provision and running their own ‘Art Competitions’.