Art and Design

Ambition 

At Brooke Primary Academy, children will:

  • appreciate and evaluate the work of a range of artists and designers
  • develop expertise in drawing, painting and sculpture
  • feel proud of their final pieces of art and celebrate success
  • learn to love art and design and appreciate creativity in today’s society and cultures

Implementation 

Art and Design is taught throughout the school on a rotation cycle with Design Technology. All pupils experience a variety of art and design techniques including: 

  • Drawing 
  • Painting 
  • Printing 
  • 3D Sculpture 

Art and design provides our pupils with visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the ever-changing world. Pupils are inspired by great artists, craft makers and designers whilst understanding the historical and cultural development of art forms. As well as having an enriched art and design education, we want equip the next creative pioneers. 

Art and Design books are introduced to the children in Year 1 and taken with them throughout their primary educational journey. These are used to record, explore and store art ideas and art work. 

Impact 

Art and design provides our pupils with visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the ever-changing world. Pupils are inspired by great artists, craft makers and designers whilst understanding the historical and cultural development of art forms. As well as having an enriched art and design education, we want to equip the next generation of creative pioneers. 

Further information and resources

Positive Behaviour: Changes in how behaviour is managed have helped pupils reflect on their feelings and make better choices. This has resulted in positive behaviour during lessons and playtimes.

Overall Effectiveness: The school is rated “Good” in all categories, including quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision.

Promotion of Values: Pupils learn about diversity and British values through various activities and demonstrate positive attitudes and respect for others. The school also encourages community involvement, such as the choir singing in residential homes and helping at the local food bank.

Support for SEND: The school effectively identifies and supports pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), involving parents in the assessment process and adapting lessons to help these pupils build new knowledge.

Extracurricular Activities: There is a wide range of clubs available, such as football, rugby, forest school, and choir, which help develop pupils’ talents and interests.

School Environment: The academy is described as a warm and welcoming place where pupils feel safe and happy. Respectful and positive relationships are central to the school’s environment.

Governance and Leadership: Trustees and governors are skilled and committed, regularly visiting the school and maintaining an accurate picture of its operations to ensure continued improvement.

Early Years Provision: The early years setting promotes positive relationships and collaboration among children. Adults model effective communication and use assessment well to engage children in their learning.

Curriculum and Learning: The curriculum is well-considered, building on previous learning to deepen understanding. While assessment systems need improvement, the school’s overall approach helps in identifying and supporting pupils’ needs.

Reading and Phonics: The school is committed to ensuring all pupils learn to read. Effective training and support for teachers, along with appropriate reading materials and catch-up sessions, help pupils read accurately and confidently.

Safeguarding: The school has effective safeguarding arrangements, creating an open and positive culture that prioritises pupils’ interests.

Anti-Bullying: Pupils respect each other, believe in the school’s values, and feel confident that any issues, including bullying, would be resolved quickly by adults.

High Expectations and Progress: The school sets high expectations for all pupils, which are being met. Parents appreciate the support and information provided by the staff and are pleased with the progress their children make.