The Artmark Journey
The Artsmark Journey
You will have noticed that recently our Artsmark status has changed, both on our headed paper, and on the School website.
As a School we have always been fully committed to the ArtMark Scheme, and we are very proud to have previously been designated an Artsmark Gold school in recognition of our focus on high quality arts provision for all students within our whole school Community. We have retained this status since 2003, however under the new Artsmark structure, we are entering what is now described as an ‘Artsmark journey’. Following training and guidance from the coordinators of the scheme, we have decided to aim for the Platinum award, in recognition of the creativity, and wide range of arts within the school community.
In the Summer Term 2017 we submitted Statement of Commitment to the scheme. This gives us a clear development plan, with areas of the Arts provision which we as a school community can improve upon, both for our Pupils and staff, but also the wider community.
We believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work.
Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding.
That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.
Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools to deliver a high quality arts and cultural education and provides an excellent way to demonstrate this.
Across the country Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools for championing arts and culture. Any school setting can apply.
Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision. “