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SMSC in Art

We plan & create opportunities and activities for pupils that promote aspects of a student’s SMSC development and develop their self-esteem and confidence inside and beyond the classroom.  We expect to see it in every lesson.

The activities include:

·      Artistic

·      Cultural

·      Technological

Our teaching & learning activities encourage:

·      Participation

·      Creativity

·      Reflection

·      Independence

·      Teamwork

·      Leadership skills

·      Self-reliance

·      Confidence

Our assessment feedback shows we value pupils work and effort

Our student voice activities show we listen to learners.  We talk to students about the skills they are acquiring. We ask what they think they have learned, how they have changed, in attitude or other ways.

We help students to gain a well-informed understanding of the options and challenges facing them as they move through the school and on to the next stage of their education and training.

 

SMSC in ART

 

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

IS SHOWN BY:

 

·       RESPECT FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE’S FEELINGS & VALUES

·       BY PUPIL ENJOYMENT IN LEARNING ABOUT THEMSELVES, OTHERS & THE WORLD AROUND THEM

·       THEIR USE OF IMAGINATION IN THEIR LEARNING

·       THEIR USE OF CREATIVITY IN THEIR LEARNING

·       THEIR WILLINGNESS TO REFLECT ON THEIR EXPERIENCES

·       All students are continually taught new techniques and skills, building up their subject knowledge and confidence within Art and Design.

·       All students are encouraged to explore their creativity and imagination visually, through developing their skills using art techniques.  We nurture creativity by allowing independent thinking, experimenting, risk taking and exploring media and new ideas.

·       SOL are carefully written to ensure students make good progression, developing work which they have created gives the students a sense of worth, satisfaction and pride. 

·       SOL allow students to be independent and develop ideas which are their own, delivery of SOL allow students to create artwork which has purpose and meaning either to themselves or the world around them.  SOL enables students to recognise and value the world of others and to place themselves in a particular context with a sense of self identity and worth.

·       Students are encouraged to critique and discuss the work of others and their peers.  Providing positive and constructive feedback to others and themselves is imbedded within the departments planning and delivery of Schemes. Reflection and group discussions are used to analyse and evaluate progress.

 

MORAL DEVELOPMENT

IS SHOWN BY:

 

·       RECOGNISING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT & WRONG

·       ABILITY TO APPLY UNDERSTANDING OF RIGHT AND WRONG TO OWN LIVES

·       UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS

·       BE INTERESTED IN INVESTIGATING

·       BE ABLE TO OFFER REASONED VIEWS ABOUT MORAL & ETHICAL ISSUES

 

·       All students must conduct themselves appropriately within an art room.  Behaviour expectations are high to ensure the Health and Safety of the students within a practical subject.

·       At all levels there are opportunities for students to discuss their own ideas and the work of others.  It is essential to develop students understanding and opinions about issue based work, for example when looking at the environment, globalisation or recycling.

·       There are many opportunities for students to explore their work and the work of others, investigating why and how work is made and how messages and issues are discussed or challenged visually, particularly in contemporary art.

·       Aspects of the subject deal with how artists have viewed themselves as a part of the human condition. These investigations can relate closely to the working practices of individual students, informing and influencing them in their work as part of wider issues of self-awareness and the formation of their views of others.

·       At KS5 students often explore issue based artists and explore concepts behind art work.  Their work is used as a tool to convey messages and to explore moral or ethical issues.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

IS SHOWN BY:

 

·       USING A RANGE OF SOCIAL SKILLS

·       WORKING & SOCIALISING IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS…WITH PUPILS FROM DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS, ETHNIC & SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS

·       WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE IN A VARIETY OF SOCIAL SETTINGS

·       CO-OPERATING WELL WITH OTHERS

·       BEING ABLE TO SOLVE CONFLICTS EFFECTIVELY

·       SHOWING AN INTEREST IN, AND UNDERSTANDING OF, THE WAY IN WHICH COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETIES FUNCTION AT A VARIETY OF LEVELS

 

·       In all years students are encouraged to work in cooperation with others, either in pairs or within larger groups to create art work. 

In all years students are encouraged to discuss their ideas; share thoughts and provide constructive advice within group discussions.

·       Through their investigations the students are encouraged to consider the impact of art and design on society.

·       During KS5 group critiques students must discuss their ideas; share thoughts are provide constructive advice within group discussions as a way for students to improve their own work and move forward with their ideas.

·       Students work is celebrated through exhibitions, weekly photographs of work being showcased on Twitter and the school newsletter, where parents and friends can experience and appreciate the hard work of our talented students.

CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

IS SHOWN BY:

 

·       UNDERSTANING & APPRECIATION OF THE WIDE RANGE OF CULTURAL INFLUENCES THAT HAVE SHAPED OWN HERITAGE

·       THEIR WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE IN, AND RESPOND TO ARTISTIC/MUSICAL/TECHNOLOGICAL/CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES

·       AN INTEREST IN EXPLORING AND RESPECT FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY

·       THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY UNDERSTAND, ACCEPT, RESPECT AND CELEBRATE DIVERSITY….THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARDS DIFFERENT GROUPS.

·       PREPARING FOR A LIFE IN MODERN BRITAIN

 

·       SOL incorporates a range of critical and contextual influences and inspirations, covering a variety of cultures, beliefs, ideas and religions.  Students are encouraged to appreciate that all cultures have expression, purpose and artistic worth.  Many schemes are based on particular cultures and students are encouraged to explore the culture or artefacts to enrich the practical experience.

·       Students develop their knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers from the past and contemporary.  The students are taught to reflect on the cultural context in which the work has been produced.  SOL allow the students to develop their knowledge and understanding of artists ideas and concepts, understanding and identifying how meanings are conveyed.  

·       Students research current British Artists and are encouraged and taken on trips to see current exhibitions in Britain. Students develop an understanding of the way Art is valued in Britain and how their work can be appreciated by society, nationally and internationally. Students also learn how to communicate their ideas and thoughts using social media as a valuable tool.

 

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