Art & Design Technology

Art and Design Technology:

Intent:

Within art and design technology, pupils will experience a variety of artistic techniques and processes and have the opportunity to make creative choices. We strive to provide an exciting and ambitious curriculum which reflects the needs of all our pupils; unlocking their creative potential.


We are committed to our pupils' learning and wellbeing, offering a subject that teaches core recording skills in a variety of materials, techniques and processes. We aim to engage all pupils through careful sequencing of lesson content and delivery, fostering a lifelong love of the arts.


All lessons follow the aims of the National Curriculum to develop the fundamental knowledge and skills pupils need to be successful in this subject, but also allows them to be experimental and imaginative with a range of materials, techniques and processes through the formal elements of art. Additionally, bespoke topics within the curriculum link directly to our local area and align with subjects being taught across wider curriculum subjects.


Implementation:

Our Art and DT curriculum knowledge and skills map allows for a strong and cohesive progression of artistic skills throughout the school.

  • Curriculum principally delivered through drop down days and weekly teaching.

  • Opportunities to apply knowledge and skills are woven throughout the wider curriculum .

  • CPD Art specialist creates high quality videos for teachers to develop their subject knowledge, enabling quality first teaching in art and design lessons .

  • Adaptive teaching promotes challenge and accessibility for all pupils.

  • Opportunities for pupils and staff to engage with our local creative community, through participation in collaborative workshops, local events, festivals and exhibitions.

  • Annual Trust Creative Exhibition for all pupils to exhibit and celebrate learning outcomes.

  • Extra-curricular opportunities build on and broaden pupils’ experiences within the formal curriculum.

  • Our bespoke Art Room inspires all children to step into the world of creativity, self-selecting materials from the resources around them and unleashing their individual creativity.


Impact: High expectations are encouraged through pupils recording their learning in individual, high quality sketchbooks, demonstrating their progress over time. Each project culminates in a high-quality final outcome, which is presented and celebrated within the classroom, school environment and beyond - their art work is highly valued. Pupils are able to review their recorded learning and how their knowledge and skills build incrementally during weekly lessons and drop down days. Pupils’ enjoyment of learning is evident through their engagement in lessons and in their learning outcomes. Leaders review the impact of the curriculum formally through quality assurance activities, both within the school, Trust and externally.