Date(s) - 31/01/2022
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
How to introduce an immersive and engaging art curriculum into primary schools which improves art skills and knowledge built on prior learning.
Attendance at this event will support your understanding of how to create an art intent, experiences linked to art and develop a curriculum which engages and informs children in a range of techniques and knowledge in a variety of contexts. This will be an opportunity to discuss what makes a successful ‘Deep Dive’ in art and effective ways to implement changes to the current provision in place at your school.
Will Reeves is the Head of School and Ian Jackson is Assistant Headteacher at Eynsham Community Primary School, which is part of the Eynsham Partnership Academy. Eynsham Primary School is a two form entry primary school in West Oxfordshire. The school was judged ‘Good’ in September 2019, prior to this it had been in special measures and requires improvement for a number of years. Will & Ian were instrumental in leading the school through a successful inspection which highlighted the curriculum as a strength. The pair have led a ‘deep dive’ and delivered curriculum CPD across a range of schools across the county.
Ian Jackson is a professional artist who has had his events exhibited all around the world and his expertise, knowledge and understanding have been instrumental in the development of Eynsham’s and various other schools art curriculum design. Ian’s extensive knowledge of art and artists has allowed the school to introduce an immersive and engaging curriculum to the EPA schools students.
Will Reeves holds responsibility for the development of the curriculum and has designed one based on the schools context and needs. More recently, he has been supporting an Oxfordshire school in special measures, providing advice to them about their curriculum and also is providing advice to a small village school in the design of their curriculum.
Will has designed a curriculum based around building on children’s prior learning through the use of Knowledge, Concepts and Vocabulary Organisers (KCVs). Knowledge is the core element of the curriculum he designed and all the curriculum experiences and skills development are centred around subject based knowledge progression. Knowledge acts as ‘building blocks’ of learning, enabling the pupils to make relationships to memory and cognition, providing a basis for ‘higher-order’ thinking. It also ensures carefully considered design of activities, vocabulary, questions and assessment of learning.
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