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Primary ART Network Meeting - Virtual Meeting

Virtual Meetings, Virtual Meetings
Course Tutors
School & Early Years Improvement Service Contact
Admin Contact
School & Early Years Improvement Service Contact (
Target Audience
Key stage 1 teachers / Key stage 2 teachers / Lead teachers / Subject co-ordinators/leaders / Subject Leaders / Teachers
target audience
Course Types
Meeting, Course
Course categories
Primary Curriculum
Curriculum development / Subject leadership
Course description

Target Audience: 
Art Subject Leaders and interested Teachers in all Primary, Infant and Junior schools

Course outline and purpose: 
These meetings provide updates and CPD for Art to support the Primary Curriculum. They also offer colleagues the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue and share good practice around meeting common challenges.

Key objectives

These are termly meetings to support the continuing professional development of Primary Art leaders in schools and support them in meeting the challenges of their post.

The agenda will vary according to the time of year and the networks priorities but will cover a range of the following:

• Art in terms of content and skill
• Creating a vision for Art (Intent of the curriculum)
• Updates, developments and ideas
• Investigating assessment opportunities
• Opportunities to share good practice
• Sharing current curriculum maps
• Wider curriculum and enrichment opportunities
• Training and development on subject specific pedagogy
• School/subject priorities identified for Art by school leaders

in this session we will have a session from Emily Gopaul on

Working towards Equality and Inclusivity in your Primary Art Provision

This session will equip Art Leaders with the knowledge and confidence needed to begin to make positive practical changes to their art provision; changes that are well thought out and authentically inclusive and diverse.

Navigating issues such as cultural appropriation and anti-racism in the context of Art Education can be challenging without support - this session will offer that and more.

Key themes:

Using self reflection to understand unconscious biases and how these impact curriculum development and teaching

Cultural appropriation

How every child can feel valued through art experience: Reclaiming cultural capital

Practical ideas for lesson planning


About Emily

Emily has been working with schools and organisations around themes of diversifying art curricula and designing more inclusive art experiences. More recently her work has included developing programmes alongside Tate (schools and teachers teams) to foster cultural appreciation, delivering presentations on themes such as Reclaiming Cultural Capital (Freelands/Artistteacher/Crafts Council) and How Primary Art can respond to a call to change (NSEAD). As well as working with cultural organisations, she continues to provide CPD opportunities for schools and teachers.


Additional Information


1.30pm to 3.30pm
Spring Term 2021 TBA

Course organiser(s)/Course tutor(S):
Michelle Williams - School Professional Development Advisor


I No charge to schools that have bought back into the Professional Development SLA.
II Non buyback LA Maintained Schools and non buyback Academies £125 per half day session.

Start Date
Wednesday 4 November 2020
End Date
Wednesday 4 November 2020
Closing Date
Tuesday 3 November 2020
13:30 - 15:30
Maximum Places
1 Non buyback schools £125
Number of Sessions