The project paves the way for new work and approaches for artists, schools, teachers, for the benefit of enabling children with the most complex needs to engage in learning through the arts. We hope it will give teachers both a greater confidence in using the arts to curate learning experiences and new ideas to use classrooms in different ways. We created our own Unlocking the World Pinterest board to share ideas and inspire each other. Take a look and follow the board.
Through this project we will want to develop joined up approaches by creating resources, action research, tools and networks to support the delivery of this practice in both schools. This will include;
- CPD programme for teachers with best practice, tools, resources and research for peer learning
- Nationally recognised Arts Award Qualifications for students and Arts Award advisor skills for Teachers
- Arts Mark Status for the schools.
We also hope to explore how we could use the learning from these initial 2 years, and the tools and digital methods we have developed, to enable more groups to access the arts- specifically, young carers, children in care, children accessing hospital schools, young refugee and asylum seekers.