Art is a diverse range of activities, creations, and expressions that are appealing or attractive to the senses or have some significance to the mind of an individual. As a school for pupils with ‘complex needs’ many of our pupils have low self-esteem and find it difficult to express themselves. The Arts are a valuable means of developing confidence, communication skills and facilitating expression, ideas and feelings. In addition, through purposeful, imaginative and creative activities pupils learn to
take managed risks, trying out new ideas and new ways of working without fear of failure. Art & Design encourages the exploration of design ideas. Pupils can express what they know, understand and can do, through a variety of media and various forms of presentation. Pupils will learn about the place and role of art, craft and design in life today, as well as in different times and cultures.
Ravenshall provides opportunities to be aware of their own and others’ work, describing what they think and feel. At Ravenshall we value the contribution art makes to our quality of life and believe that providing a range of experiences is essential for life beyond school.
All pupils have an entitlement to access the programmes of
‘teachers should teach the knowledge, skills
This may mean choosing knowledge, skills
Art education aims to: