Professional Development

Artist Teacher Scheme

THE NATIONAL PROGRAMME OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES FOR ARTIST TEACHERS

MANAGED BY THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR EDUCATION IN ART AND DESIGN
Supported by Arts Council England and the Scottish Arts Council

The Artist Teacher Scheme is based on the central belief that teachers of art, design and craft who maintain their own creative practice are significantly more effective in the classroom or studio and more likely to be satisfied with their work in education. The Scheme provides opportunities for artist teachers to review and develop their personal creative practice in relation to the highest levels of contemporary practice in the contexts of higher education institutions and art museums and galleries.

An independent evaluation of the Artist Teacher Scheme in England, completed in July 2006 by the Centre for Educational Development, Analysis and Research (CEDAR), University of Warwick, has demonstrated the positive gains made by teachers attending ATS courses. You can download CEDAR's report here.

ATS is currently supporting new regional evaluation projects in its Colchester, London and Tyneside centres. These will be completed in 2010.

Teachers with Qualified Teacher Status currently working in maintained schools in England who are accepted onto some Artist Teacher Scheme MA courses can benefit from a partial fee subsidy provided by the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Look for the blue boxes.

Course information can be accessed via the links on these pages or you can contact course leaders directly as indicated.

General enquiries can be addressed to:-
Lesley Butterworth
General Secretary
T: 01225 810134