Category Archives: transition

OK so ‘he’ has gone, but you still may need a policy.

This is just to note that I have been working with Art Express publishers this year to develop a (copyright free) draft policy that enables users of Art Express to simply and easily incorporate the whole Art Express programme into … Continue reading

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On second thoughts

It feels wrong after all the rants and indignation but – I’ve just spent time with the revised (almost) finished version of the art curriculum and I think it may be not so bad after all. I am doing some … Continue reading

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Choosing your brick wall

I have been exploring an issue with a friend recently. It is to do with how we respond to the demands by Ofsted and schools for 4 levels of progress through KS3 and beyond. The problem for me is not … Continue reading

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Specialist Schools and Networks

Michael Gove has announced changes to the Specialist Schools programme. It seems that schools will no longer need to be designated as a specialist school and that specialism funding will simply be reabsorbed into the overall funding package. Funding for … Continue reading

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Cross Fertilisation.

I saw this work in Haddenham Junior School a couple of weeks ago. Its based on Clarice Cliffe and pupils had to design the shape and the decoration.  It was interesting to note the cross-over of practice from secondary to … Continue reading

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>It’s autumn again and that means there are lots of new Year 7 students in art rooms. Last week I was with some colleagues including an HMI for art and we were discussing key Stage 3. We noted that by … Continue reading

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