Arts Champions

Professional development mentoring for teachers and arts educators.

The Arts & Education Network; South East Wales, has a team of Arts Champions, all based within the five counties of South East Wales, who are available to work with teachers and arts educators, completely free to schools.

We believe that the most important thing for the development of expressive arts and creative skills in learners lies with the knowledge and approach of their teachers. Our Arts Champions have a wealth of experience in the classroom and their remit is to work with teachers and educators, by providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development to raise the quality of expressive arts education, giving teachers the confidence, skills and knowledge to lead engaging, innovative and authentic expressive arts activities in the classroom and beyond.

Our Arts Champions are experienced and highly competent creative practitioners, whose combined artistic practice covers a wide range of artistic disciplines. They have excellent knowledge in the teaching of Expressive Arts and Digital Competence frameworks, as laid out in the Curriculum for Wales, and are particularly keen to work with schools and teachers who feel they are not meeting their target in these major principles of AoLE.

Get in touch to work with our Arts Champions or for more information on the professional development opportunities we provide.