St George's has recently signed up to complete the Artsmark award. Check back here for updates on our Artsmark journey.
What is the Artsmark Award?
The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. We support settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education - Artsmark website
For St George's, Artsmark will support and imporve our provision of the Creative Arts. It will provide guidance for staff to understand where the school needs to move forward and ensure the pupils and the wider community are exposed to creativity throughout their school life.
Why are we doing Artsmark?
We are hoping that the Artsmark award will build young people’s confidence, character and resilience through creativity, whilst supporting the health and wellbeing of pupils through arts and culture. It will also provide a platform to strengthen pupil voice and develop young people’s leadership skills through Artsmark award, as the pupils will have a greater say in what they learn over their years of primary schooling. Over the two years in which we complete the award we hope to develop new partnerships with the country’s most treasured cultural organisations and other schools in the area that are also completeing their Artsmark award.