The Creative Arts department strives to encourage engagement and enthusiasm for the arts.
It strives to create opportunities for the intellectual, personal and social development of all students so that they may realise their full potential and become responsible and fulfilled members of the school, the community and of society around them.
The faculty attempts to achieve this through:
- Creating interesting, engaging and challenging schemes of work in accordance with the national curriculum;
- Ensuring that policies regarding equal opportunities, race and gender are all upheld.
- By giving all students, whatever their ability a sense of achievement and success through their learning and activity.
- Encouraging all students to develop the ability to work with others as well as independently.
- Encouraging students to take responsibility for equipment and their surroundings.
- Providing opportunities for students to perform for their peers and for the wider community.
- Providing extended opportunities beyond the curriculum for engagement and enjoyment of the arts.
Dance, Drama and Music are taught within the Creative Arts to all Key Stage 3 students.
In KS3, Dance is taught within the PE curriculum on a rotation system; Drama and Music are taught on a rotation system with students receiving one lesson a week for half a year throughout KS3.
In KS4 students are able to opt for:
BTEC Music Award
BTEC Performing Arts Dance
Ms Hunter – Curriculum leader: Creative arts; Lead Teacher in Drama. [email protected]
Mr Piper Curriculum leader: Music [email protected]
Mr Bacon – Teacher in Music
Ms East – Lead Teacher in Dance; Teacher in PE. [email protected]
Mr Peach – MIS Assistant Manager; Creative Arts Technician; Registered Arts Award Advisor