Arts Champion Mentoring

Did you know we have fourteen Arts Champions covering a range of art forms and key stages? They can provide FREE mentoring for school staff, either 1-2-1, by department, or through whole staff training in a twilight session or INSET day.

All our Arts Champions have a wealth of experience working in schools as teachers or arts educators. Find out more on this page.

Current Arts Champion mentoring projects include community artist Kate Verity visiting Usk CiW Primary School to support staff with their Fantastic Ocean project, looking at ways to reduce plastic waste in the environment. She’s been modelling new techniques to use with pupils, such as using recycled plastic material to create art, and offering advice and support about how to get the most out of the project.


Image © Usk CiW Primary School

This term, music specialist Carol Williams has also provided bespoke mentoring to The John Frost School music department, to help them evaluate their GCSE music provision. She has also been visiting Clytha Primary School to support a whole school approach to delivering creative experiences to promote learning and engagement.

Meanwhile, Arts Champion Darren Latham visited St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Tredegar to upskill staff in animation techniques. Through the project, a James and the Giant Peach animation was created – and now that staff have embedded their skills, they will be able to use animation with future cohorts.

So if you’re stuck for ideas for teaching Expressive Arts, want support to learn new skills, or want to see best practice modelled in your classroom – then get in touch with Network Coordinator Ruth Lloyd on [email protected] for more information.





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