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Curriculum Impact of Art and Design


The impact of this curriculum design will lead to children making outstanding progress over time across key stages relative to a child’s individual starting point and their progression of skills. Children will therefore be expected to leave Shustoke School reaching at least age-related expectations for Art and Design.

Our Art and Design curriculum will also lead pupils to be enthusiastic Art and Design learners, evidenced in a range of ways, including pupil voice, their final pieces and sketchbooks. We ensure that children who are achieving well, as well as those who need additional support, are identified, and additional provision and strategies are planned in and discussed with class teachers. Other avenues, like art clubs, are also explored for those children displaying exceptional talent in art.

Art across the school is given status. Achievements are celebrated in classrooms and communal areas, and by building in increasing connections with outside professional artists and galleries, we aim to develop our future artists and their appreciation of the art around them. We also submit art work to our local Spring and Summer Shows held in and around Shustoke.

Due to the nature of our curriculum, Art and Design monitoring takes various forms. A key component of this is pupil voice; school leaders use pupil voice as an effective tool to ascertain the children's ability to express themselves through a range of different mediums and experiences. The monitoring of sketch books is carried out at regular intervals throughout the year so that children can showcase their talents and their enjoyment.