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Art Policy



AIMS: We aim to develop and encourage children’s natural creativity so that they can become confident and enthusiastic artists. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to enjoy, discuss and respond to a variety of art, craft and design forms.



Throughout the year we give children the opportunity to work on their own, collaborate with others, and work in two and three dimensions on a range of different scales. Children also have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT.


In Foundation Stage we aim to provide a rich environment in which we encourage and value creativity.  Through group work or continuous provision, children explore a wide range of activities using their senses and a broad range of materials and tools. 


At The Academy of Cuxton Schools, our vision is to promote outdoor learning which allows for a variety of teaching and learning styles and progression in art and design lessons.  Within the Art and Design lessons teachers will promote the fundamental British Values and will through this develop the moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding of the children. All teachers draw attention to interesting examples of individual performance as models for the other children to explore and discuss. They encourage children to evaluate their own ideas and methods, and the work of others, and say what they think and feel about them. 



Assessments are made regularly, recorded and reported to parents following school and National guidelines. Teachers planning and assessment notes and the pupils’ work/completed tasks form the evidence base.  Photographic evidence is kept of some activities (larger constructions).  A formal assessment is made at the end of each year.  Teacher assessments are reported to parents in pupils’ annual reports.  Parents can look at pupils’ work at school events such as open mornings/afternoons.


LINKS TO OTHER DOCUMENTATION: This policy must be read in conjunctions with the following policies: Health and Safety, Safeguarding, SEN and Equal Opportunities.


Written: November 2020


Review: November 2021