‘Define and Re-Use’ - working collaboratively to research and represent individual, local and national identity

Created by Sophie Leach

What was the school trying to achieve

Since it opened in 2000 The Charter School has used a modular system of planning and assessment. The art and design department’s planning was described in a recent inspection as ‘detailed’ and ‘very carefully structured’. However, it was felt that the focus on prescriptive outcomes may be less interesting for boys than girls – a view supported by the fact that fewer boys than girls are now taking Art and Design at KS4. A review process led the staff team to consider the introduction of more collaborative, openended and locally determined outcomes that might appeal to boys.

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