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Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

The purpose of Art and Design education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.

While it is essentially a practical subject, art should provide opportunities for reflection and, with increasing sensitivity, pupils should acquire the ability to make informed, critical responses to their own work and that of others.

There is great pleasure to be derived from Art and Design and, through deeper understanding; pupils can gain access to cultural richness and diversity. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.


The aims of Art and Design are:

  • To enable all children to have access to a varied range of high quality art experiences
  • To provide an imaginative, innovative and co-ordinated art programme which will foster enthusiasm for art and design amongst all the children
  • To foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers, through links with the local and wider multicultural community.
  • To stimulate children’s creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experience
  • To help children explore the world at first hand, using all their senses and experimentation, and so gain knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live
  • To develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern and their ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings
  • To inspire confidence, value and pleasure in art
  • To cultivate children’s aesthetic awareness and enable them to make informed judgements about art and become actively involved in shaping environments
  • To teach children to express their own ideas, feelings, thoughts and experiences
  • To develop children’s design capability
  • To enhance children’s ability to value the contribution made by artists, craft workers and designers and respond critically and imaginatively to ideas, images and objects.


The class teacher will continually carry out formative assessment in art lessons. This will be done through questioning, observations, discussions and evidence in art work. Teacher’s will then track their children once a term and assess whether they are WT, WTP, WA, AG or GD. Art will be recorded in art books. The Reactive Curriculum Team is responsible for keeping an overview of the standard of children’s work and for the quality of teaching. The work of the subject leader also involves supporting colleagues, being informed about current developments and providing a strategic lead and direction for the subject in the school.

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