Area of professional expertise:- Professional development and practical expertise in all aspects of visual arts education in all phases of education from early years to A-Level and Foundation
Area of professional expertise
Professional development and practical expertise in all aspects of visual arts education in all phases of education from early years to A-Level and Foundation. Operating in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. I work with teachers and Learning Support Assistants and also directly with children and young people of all ages.
My professional and personal life has been rooted in arts and cultural education, as an artist, artist-educator, teacher, curator and advisory teacher – most notably in the context of running the Drumcroon Gallery and Art Education Centre. I have had extensive experience in planning and delivering high quality creative programmes that have sought to engage and motivate children and young people of all ages and abilities. This has most often been in the context of the delivery of National Curriculum aims and objectives, as well as GCSE and A-Level assessment objectives. At all times, my work has been inclusive and aimed also to re-engage more vulnerable youngsters and enable them to participate in learning experiences which generated feelings of success, confidence, wellbeing and resilience. My values have been shaped by my experiences and have engendered a belief in the transformational power of cultural learning to enable young people to gain insights into other people’s lives and perspectives, to be responsive, reflective and active citizens – learning that they can make a difference: to their own lives, within their communities, and in broader contexts. Through the frame of the visual arts, I believe it is possible to explore a broad range of issues, developing teaching resources, schemes of work and delivering curriculum initiatives that shape and model the principles for an enriching entitlement to a broad and balanced education.
Contact and links
8 School Hill
Grange over Sands
Cumbria LA11 6LE
Telephone 07999424973 / 01539535687