As an experienced primary school class teacher of almost twenty years, I have taught all year groups from Y1 to Y6 and have a thorough knowledge of the National Curriculum, ability levels and age related expectations. Currently, I am employed as an art specialist with responsibility for teaching art throughout the primary phase and for providing ongoing CPD for all members of staff.
Since taking up post, the profile of Art and Design in the school has risen with the addition of vibrant displays and a newly constructed art gallery prompting positive feedback from Ofsted. Children are excited, engaged and proud of their achievements and this has had a positive effect on morale and wellbeing. Teachers express greater confidence in their delivery of Art and Design and it has become embedded in the wider curriculum.
I am passionate about teaching Art and Design and committed to conveying my enthusiasm to both children and staff as I believe that it can underpin and enhance all curriculum areas and be an effective contributor to raising standards and developing children’s potential.