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Art & Design

Subject Leadership

Miss Beth Dobie and Mrs Kathleen Dixon (Curriculum Specialist) 


All learners regardless of their differences will have access to an engaging curriculum and teaching will be adapted to facilitate the learning and participation of each child. At St. Paul’s we aim to provide every child, a high-quality Art and Design curriculum that nurtures creativity, authenticity, automaticity, and proficiency in Art. We intend to strengthen our children’s understanding of practical knowledge, theoretical knowledge, and discipline-based knowledge within the subject. Artistic skills are revisited and built upon each year to construct pupils’ schema to form the magic of Art and Design. It is our goal to enable pupils to appreciate the whole story of art and its range of specialisms.


In Art & Design it is considered good practice to ensure that:


 Lessons engage, inspire and challenge pupils and equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

 Pupils become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques including digital media.

 Appropriate learning experiences are planned and are inclusive of the needs of all pupils in the classroom.

 Learning allows for progression to ensure pupils’ knowledge and skills deepen and their visual literacy is developed.

 Time is given for pupils to evaluate and analyse their own work, peer work and the work of known artists and crafts people, using the language of art, craft and design.

 Children know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

 Learners can develop an appreciation of the importance of art in society and its relevance to them.

 Resources enable learners to flourish, and specialist skills are introduced to strengthen curriculum knowledge and skills.

 Enrichment activities are provided such as opportunities to work with creative practitioners and artists

Art and Design Policy

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Year 4

Year 1

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6